• The Best Time to Start is Now

    Picking up your first instrument might seem daunting at first, but it’s the first step toward self-expression, confidence building and a lifetime of gratification. A Fender guitar or bass is the perfect tool to do just that—pursue your musical passion for the long haul.

    We’re here to help you every step of the way, with plenty of tutorials, product advice and more helpful tips to get your musical journey off on the right foot. Read on to get started, and if you’re already a player, there’s plenty of fodder to keep your chops warm.

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    THE RIGHT GEAR TO GET STARTED

    FIND THE PERFECT TOOLS TO START PURSUING YOUR MUSICAL PASSION

    AMERICAN STANDARD TELECASTER®

    The U.S.-made flagship of the Telecaster lineup and the modern version of a revered American original. As simply elegant as ever, the American Standard Telecaster is an enduring design classic for the guitarist who appreciates and aspires to the beautifully bright, clear tone and style of the Fender guitar that started it all.

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    MUSTANG™ I (V.2)

    The standard for modern guitar versatility and muscle. Mustang amps are incredible Fender tone machines for today’s guitarists, driven by remarkably authentic amp models, a wealth of built-in effects, easy USB connectivity and Fender® FUSE™ software that lets your musical creativity and imagination run wild.

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    CF-60 FOLK

    The CF-60 Folk is perfect for players who prefer a smaller guitar body, and for novices and other players who like a comfortable guitar for more intimate performances. It has a well-balanced tone great for singer-songwriters, with great volume and projection that make it surprisingly loud.

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    CHAMPION™ 20

    Compact, easy to use and versatile enough for any style of guitar playing, the 20-watt Champion 20 is an ideal choice for your first practice amp. Straightforward controls, cool effects and versatile amp voicings make it easy to dial in just the right sounds for rock, blues, metal, country, jazz and more.

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    STANDARD STRATOCASTER®

    For guitarists everywhere who appreciate great style, rich and versatile tone, and excellent value, the Standard Stratocaster is an elegant and affordable classic with a great combination of traditional design and contemporary features.

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    PIHA'EU UKELELE

    Piha’ea is Hawaiian for "playful," and that’s exactly what this soprano-style uke is—it’ll have you smiling as soon as you strum your first chord on it. Just close your eyes and let the Piha’ea Soprano Uke transport you to the idyllic South Seas islands…

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    “It was mainly Jimmy Page who really got me into playing guitar. I’m not really that much into technique. I just dig how people have flair and he has 37 pieces of flair on every record.”

    — Troy Van Leeuwen

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    “It was mainly Jimmy Page who really got me into playing guitar. I’m not really that much into technique. I just dig how people have flair and he has 37 pieces of flair on every record.”

    — Troy Van Leeuwen

    VIEW THE TROY VAN LEEUWEN JAZZMASTER®

    WATCH AND LEARN

    EXPLORE VIDEO LESSONS AND DEMOS FOR EVERY SKILL LEVEL

    “More than anything I learned from being in bands. I played with guitarists who were very accomplished guitarists and I had to keep up with these guys because If I couldn't cut the mustard, I was going to get kicked out of the band.”

    — TONY ALVA

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    “More than anything I learned from being in bands. I played with guitarists who were very accomplished guitarists and I had to keep up with these guys because If I couldn't cut the mustard, I was going to get kicked out of the band.”

    — TONY ALVA

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