On the heels of her epic performance as Belle on ABC’s live-action special, Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration, the five-time Grammy winner H.E.R. is back at it again. In a continuation of her long standing collab with Fender, comes the debut of a striking new colourway for the historic H.E.R. Signature Stratocaster guitar – a launch that established H.E.R. as the first Black female artist in Fender’s 77-year history to launch a signature guitar.
Their latest collaboration is a new Blue Marlin finish for the Fender H.E.R. Stratocaster. The guitar features the personalized cutting edge specs she prefers in a Stratocaster with the body boasting the striking debut colourway that emulates the brilliant blue of a marlin, complete with an iridescent finish that shifts in the light. At first Fender had the guitar pegged for a limited edition run but due to overwhelming demand, this guitar will be now be available throughout 2023.
H.E.R. Blue Marlin Stratocaster: Key Specs & Features
- Price Point: $2,449.00 AUD
- Key Specs:
- Blue Marlin iridescent finish: a tribute to her father Kenny, who would take H.E.R. on fishing trips growing up
- One-piece Maple Neck with mid-’60s “C” shape: Perfect for all players, new and experienced, that allows for fretting and bending with ease.
- 9.5” Radius, 21 Vintage-tall Frets: Easily allows for classic Fender tone and effort-less bending.
- Fender Vintage Noiseless Stratocaster pickups: a necessary feature for H.E.R. that allows clear and articulate tone with no 60-cycle hum and a six-screw.
- A custom neck plate engraved with H.E.R. artwork: Small but personalized touch for a signature guitar making it a fit for any player at any occasion.
Watch: Closer to Me – A Conversation featuring H.E.R. and her father Kenny Wilson:
From grassy fields in Vallejo to Wembley Stadium, H.E.R. and her father Kenny take us on a journey through her musical career and debut the H.E.R. Stratocaster. Inspired by the brilliant blue of a marlin, the new oceanic colour has an iridescent finish that shifts in the light.
“I distinctly remember my father teaching me how to play my first blues scale on a Fender mini black-and-white Stratocaster. Filming this interview with him, reflecting on my musical journey, and the development of my second signature Fender guitar has been a surreal ‘pinch me’ moment. I designed my Stratocaster guitar with a colour, shape and sound that is 100% my own so that young women and players from all backgrounds feel inspired to pick up this guitar, tap into their thoughts and create amazing music.”
Fans of H.E.R. can also learn to play their favorite songs on the Fender Play App, including her hits like Could’ve Been, Every Kind of Way, This Way, and more. Under H.E.R.’s Artist Spotlight, users can learn over 7 songs and 3 skills to play more like the 5-time grammy winner.