Foo Fighters lead guitarist, Chris Shiflett and bass player Nate Mendel now have Fender Artist Signature models with the introduction of the new Chris Shiflett Signature Telecaster® Deluxe and the Nate Mendel P Bass®.
Shiflett’s abiding love for Telecasters and for humbucking sound now comes together in one new instrument with his name on it–the Chris Shiflett Signature Telecaster Deluxe. The affordable was modeled closely on Shiflettt’s favorite ’72 Tele Deluxe, it features an Arctic White finish, a four-ply white pearl pickguard, a pair of new custom-designed high-output humbucking pickups, a 12″-radius rosewood fingerboard for easy bends with low action, custom-stenciled hard-shell case, and Shiflett’s signature on the headstock.
“Fender is as good as it gets for a guitar player,” said Shiflett. “So to have one with my name is a pretty special feeling. The setup is perfect for me, and to be able to take the time to look at the guitar from a few different angles really pays dividends.”
The Nate Mendel P Bass offers special body contours, extra-slim neck and nut width, a lightly worn Candy Apple Red finish with a black pickguard, a Seymour Duncan® Quarter Pound™ split single-coil pickup, Badass II bridge and Mendel’s signature on the headstock. It also comes with a spare neck plate engraved with a special hybrid Foo Fighters/Fender logo and a deluxe gig bag.
MSRP on the Chris Shiflett Signature Telecaster® Deluxe is $899.99. So, the street pricing should be in the $630 range.