Searching pawnshops for bizarre and kooky guitar models is a hobby that many musicians enjoy partaking in. Of course, finding a gem that's been lost in the annals of music history is much harder today than it was 25 years ago. Thankfully, Fender has unleashed a new series of instruments that pay tribute to the types of quirky axes you might find hanging in the windows of local pawn shops. From fresh takes on '70s Stratocasters to 3-tone Sunburst Jaguarillos, the creations in Fender's Pawn Shop Series are based on the eccentric guitars made in the '60s and '70s - and the results are stunning.
If you consider yourself an adventurous musician who wants to stand out from the pack every time you hit the stage, you've come to the right section. Any one of Fender's Pawn Shop guitars or basses will have your friends wondering where you found such a unique guitar, but if you ever happen to spot the Pawn Shop Bass VI, consider yourself a lucky duck. This seldom-seen Fender Bass Guitar was rare even during its run from 1961 to 1975. An updated version of the baritone classic, the new Bass VI has the traditional short scale (30") along with Special Design Hot Jaguar single-coil neck and middle pickups, and a boisterous humbucking bridge pickup. Powerful in its sound and eye-catching in its appearance, the Pawn Shop Bass VI is a perfect example of what you might stumble upon in this catalog.
Another cool axe to be on the lookout for is the Pawn Shop '51 Electric Guitar. A brilliant mashup of a Strat and Tele, this beauty could've been the most popular guitar of the '60s and '70s if it came into existence during that time. Featuring a "C"-shaped Telecaster Neck, a single-coil Texas Special neck pickup, Fender Enforcer humbucking bridge pickup and a dual-knob chrome control plate, the '51 electric deserves any Fender enthusiast's undivided attention.
And these two choices are only a sample of what you might find in Fender's Pawn Shop Series. Much like an actual pawn shop, you never know what might show up here, so try to check back often. Fender was never exactly shy when it came to innovation - and their Pawn Shop Series is further proof that even though the company is always moving forward, they never stop looking to their past for inspiration.