Although Fender is best known for their guitars, the electrifying new Fender Fullerton Ukuleles will undoubtedly explode in popularity. We are hearing that more and more Ukulele players are adding Fender Ukuleles to their collection.
At the NAMM Show 2020 in California (January 16 – 19), Fender revealed their new Fullerton Ukulele series, which is designed to cater to every level of player, from complete beginner to experienced musicians taking the stage or recording in the studio.
The new range is inspired by Southern Californian beaches and designed to be used on those days and evenings on the beach, taking a break from surfing or sitting by the bonfire – that’s the dream at least! The Fullerton offers an uplifting, inspiring sound, reminiscent of the places it was inspired by.
The name Fullerton is a nod to the Californian town the company was birthed in back in 1946, but designed to be a fresh take on the classic ukulele, and there are three new editions to the previous five models (Seaside, Rincon, Venice, Zuma, and Montecito), which are the Fullerton Strat, Fullerton Tele, and Fullerton Jazzmaster.
These new Fullerton models are designed to combine traditional Ukuleles with the iconic Fender guitar body shapes.
Fender Fullerton Features
The Fullerton Stratocaster Ukulele
The Fullerton Stratocaster comes with a laminated spruce top, a laminated walnut fingerboard atop a maple neck, nickel hardware, and comes in Sunburst or Black.
The Fullerton Tele Ukulele
The Fullerton Tele also has a laminated spruce top, laminated walnut fingerboard, maple neck, nickel hardware, and comes in Butterscotch Blonde (a rich warm yellow) with a black pickguard or Black. This model is a far departure from the traditional ukulele look and idea for those who want to bring something a little different to their collection or performances.
The Fullerton Jazzmaster Ukulele
Finally, the new Jazzmaster model is a special addition, which gain comes with the maple neck, walnut fingerboard, and nickel hardware, but comes in Tidepool – a beautiful teal color – and Olympic White. Both colors come with colored headstocks, and the Tidepool comes with a black pickguard, while the Olympic White has a warm tortoiseshell pickguard.
They all offer a pull-through bridge, which will be familiar to guitarists, and means you don’t have to cut or knot your strings. These new ukuleles come with a custom-voiced preamp system with tone controls, so you have full control over your sound.
Fender Fullerton Ukulele Pricing
The new Fender Fullerton models are accessibly priced at $199.99, so if you fall in love with them you won’t have to break the bank to get one.
Are you thinking about picking up one of these new Fender Fullerton Ukuleles?
If you’re thinking about picking up a Fender ukulele for the first time or still consider yourself a beginner, we also have an article here covering the best fender ukulele’s acoustic versions here.
tons of great resources to help you progress as quickly as possible.
A couple of pages to save for later (or as soon as you have your ukulele to hand) are:
- Books and DVDs – Both are great resources for learning to play, with helpful hints and songs that include lyrics.
- YouTube – YouTube is an excellent source of information, with online tips and hints, plus plenty of songs to play along with.
- Lessons – In person or online, ukulele lessons help you learn correct positioning, plus they give you access to a seasoned player who has been through all the challenges that newer players tend to face.
- Ukulele websites – Believe it or not, there are tons of websites dedicated to the fine art of ukulele playing! Here are just a few to get you started.
- Ukulele Tricks – Great for beginners, with free lessons and more
- Ukulele Buddy – Have fun, and “wow” your friends, even if you have no musical experience
- Learning Ukulele – Chords, tabs, songs, and so much more! Start out with a free lesson or two.