SCANDAL's Signature Fender Models
Posted on Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:47 am

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SCANDAL's Signature Fender Models to be offered for sale!


SCANDAL's brand new signature models—HARUNA TELECASTER, MAMI STRATOCASTER, TOMOMI PRECISION BASS—will be offered for sale!

After repeated discussions from the end of last year, prototypes for their own use were completed in July of this year.

Based on their passionate feelings of 「We want to make instruments that we and, of course, everyone obtaining them will be able to use for a long time」, models that reflect HARUNA, MAMI, and TOMOMI's current selves were completed as an "unlikely" attractive line-up with instruments that combine both looks and sound. Additionally, their signatures are written on the back of the headstocks.

They will be available to purchase starting from November 17th (Friday) and are estimated to be delivered towards the end of December.

HARUNA TELECASTER


「HARUNA TELECASTER」 features DIMARZIO CHOPPER T pickups on gold binding and hardware. It is said to produce a powerful humbucker sound. The special gold pickguard shining on a pure white body emits an elegant presence.

Specs:
BODY MATERIAL: Alder
BODY FINISH: Polyurethane, Arctic White,Gold Sparkle Binding
NECK MATERIAL: Maple
NECK FINISH: Satin Polyurethane, Matching Head
NECK SHAPE: “U” Shape
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5″ (648 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Maple
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25″ (184 mm)
NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
FRET SIZE: Vintage-Style
NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.650″ (42 mm)
POSITION INLAYS: Black
TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style
TRUSS ROD NUT: Vintage-Style Slotted
BRIDGE PICKUP: Dimarzio Chopper T
NECK PICKUP: Dimarzio Twang King
CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone
SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck
BRIDGE: 6-Saddle strings-thru-body Tele bridge
HARDWARE FINISH: Gold
TUNING MACHINES: Gold
PICKGUARD: Custom Pickguard Gold CONTROL
KNOBS: Gold
NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt
STRINGS: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
CASE/GIG BAG: Gig Bag
PRICE: 167,500 yen


MAMI STRATOCASTER


「MAMI STRATOCASTER」 is equipped with MAMI's first 3 single coil pickups. It features CUSTOM SHOP TEXAS SPECIAL pickups and echoes a full-bodied Strat tone. Chosen by MAMI, the body has a glossy red color that shines and a matching headstock, and also features a pearloid pickguard and gold hardware.

Specs:
BODY MATERIAL: Alder
BODY FINISH: Polyurethane, Custom Red
NECK MATERIAL: Maple
NECK FINISH: Satin Polyurethane, Matching Head
NECK SHAPE: “U” Shape
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5″ (648 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Maple
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25″ (184 mm)
NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
FRET SIZE: Vintage-Style
NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.575” (40mm)
POSITION INLAYS: Black
TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style
TRUSS ROD NUT: Vintage-Style Slotted
PICKUP: Custom Shop Texas Special x3
CONTROLS: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
SWITCHING: 5-Position
BRIDGE: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style
HARDWARE FINISH: Gold
TUNING MACHINES: Gold
PICKGUARD: Aged White Pearl CONTROL
KNOBS: White
NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt
STRINGS: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
CASE/GIG BAG: Gig Bag
PRICE: 150,000 yen


TOMOMI PRECISION BASS


「TOMOMI PRECISION BASS」 features a natural-colored body, rose fretboard, red tortoiseshell pickguard, and AMERICAN VINTAGE '63 PRECISION pickups. Both its appearance and tone make it an "unlikely" vintage model. This model employs a narrow neck shape and has a full-fledged Precision Bass sound while taking playability into consideration.

Specs:
BODY MATERIAL: Alder
BODY FINISH: Satin Polyurethane, Natural
NECK MATERIAL: Maple
NECK FINISH: Satin Polyurethane
NECK SHAPE: “U” Shape
SCALE LENGTH: 34” (864mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Rosewood
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25″ (184 mm)
NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
FRET SIZE: Vintage-Style
NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.496” (38mm)
POSITION INLAYS: White
TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style
TRUSS ROD NUT: Vintage-Style Slotted PICKUP: American Vintage 63
CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone
BRIDGE: Vintage-Style
TUNING MACHINES: Vintage-Style
PICKGUARD: Red Shell
CONTROL KNOBS: Knurled Flat-Top
NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt
CASE/GIG BAG: Gig Bag
PRICE: 150,000 yen


Additionally, as a result of the completion of these signature models, SCANDAL has signed an endorsement deal with Fender. They are the first Japanese female artists to be endorsed.

「By working together with SCANDAL who has been driving the all-girl band scene since their debut, Fender is looking forward to being able to dispatch the fun of picking up instruments.」


●Product Information

『HARUNA TELECASTER』
MSRP: 167,500 yen

『MAMI STRATOCASTER』
MSRP: 150,000 yen

『TOMOMI PRECISION BASS』
MSRP: 150,000 yen


Pre-Orders Begin: 11/17 (Fri.) ~
Release Date: End of December (estimated)


http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/artist/scandal/info/488520?id=aep171117
https://spice.eplus.jp/articles/157890
http://guitarhakase.com/guitar-news/scandal/

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*For overseas fans looking to purchase them:

kudo_maharizu wrote:MAMI: https://www.digimart.net/cat01/shop5094/DS04248687/
HARU: https://www.digimart.net/cat01/shop5094/DS04248587/
TIMO: https://www.digimart.net/cat03/shop5094/DS04248690/

You will need a Japanese address (they have an overseas section in their website which seems to be more for 2nd hand stuff) and most likely a credit card that is accepted in Japan if you wanna go thru the Digimart route.




Ikebe-gakki replied and they are now taking reservations, but the advance payment will be in full. The prices quoted will be deducted the 8% consumption tax as you would be an international customer. The payment includes insurance and shipping (about 20k yen per guitar).

Ikebe has the new Fenders on their site now:

http://www.ikebe-gakki-pb.com/new_product/?p=30004

They did say whilst delivery will be Dec 2017-Jan 2018 time, it may be delayed (no reason given). PayPal accepted, and it's first come, first served. Good luck.




SCANDAL's Interview With Fender:

http://www.scandal-heaven.com/t14102-scandal-s-interview-with-fender#751921


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2011.07.03 SCANDAL @ AM2 -Anaheim, CA 2012.03.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN @武道館 2012.11.03+04 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 2012.11.10 SCANDAL @ Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.03.03 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.06.01 Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2014 2014.06.02 SCANDAL Fan Meeting 2015.04.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 Paris, FR 2015.04.26「HW」London, UK 2015.04.30「HW」Essen, GER 2015.05.15「HW」-Chicago, IL 2015.05.20「HW」Mexico City, MEX 2015.05.22「HW」Los Angeles, CA 2015.05.23「HW」Anaheim, CA 2016.01.12+13 SCANDAL ARENA TOUR『PERFECT WORLD』@武道館2016.05.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 2016.05.22 Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2016 2016.05.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 2016.08.21 SCANDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL @泉大津フェニックス 2017.07.14+15+17 SCANDAL's 47 Prefecture Tour
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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Fender Models
Posted on Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:42 am

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Whatever people call those previous Squiers, now these are genuine Fenders!
Scandal fans in the guitar playing community deserve an upgrade haha!
Although I never owned any single cutaway electric before the Skullsilver, I would love to have a second Telecaster just because of Haruna. And I'm sure this will sound great and play great.
Do hope the dealer in my city will have it any time soon.

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Fender Models
Posted on Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:58 am

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Looking at the price tag, I joked to my SHCB band mate that now this will separate the men from the boys.

So, who's buying all thre.... what? WHAT?!

Grin

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Had a long-ish discussion with some SHCB peeps and there is one music store already taking reservations online although I am surprised other stores like Ikebe-gakki (they ship internationally) don't have it on their site. I have made an enquiry nonetheless.

Here are the links for Digimart, and click BUY/RESERVE at your own risk Grin

MAMI: https://www.digimart.net/cat01/shop5094/DS04248687/
HARU: https://www.digimart.net/cat01/shop5094/DS04248587/
TIMO: https://www.digimart.net/cat03/shop5094/DS04248690/

You will need a Japanese address (they have an overseas section in their website which seems to be more for 2nd hand stuff) and most likely a credit card that is accepted in Japan if you wanna go thru the Digimart route.


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Posted on Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:27 am

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Tears of Joy  wow! They are lovely! I love the tone of Tomomi's P bass but when it comes to look, Haruna's telecaster is my favorite. Hehe I will definitely buy all of them in case I win in Lotto.. Happy


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Posted on Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:42 am

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Another update - Ikebe-gakki replied and they are now taking reservations, but the advance payment will be in full. The prices quoted will be deducted the 8% consumption tax as you would be an international customer. The payment includes insurance and shipping (about 20k yen per guitar).

Ikebe has the new Fenders on their site now:

http://www.ikebe-gakki-pb.com/new_product/?p=30004

They did say whilst delivery will be Dec 2017-Jan 2018 time, it may be delayed (no reason given). PayPal accepted, and it's first come, first served. Good luck.


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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Fender Models
Posted on Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:49 am

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For people in Japan or Friends, just has to call and reserve with all your details Ikebe-gakki for pre-order, once shipment date is confirmed then it is paid.

Same info, shipment date may change etc.

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Posted on Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:04 pm

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Just an FYI: For anyone interested, specs have been added in to the first post.


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2011.07.03 SCANDAL @ AM2 -Anaheim, CA 2012.03.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN @武道館 2012.11.03+04 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 2012.11.10 SCANDAL @ Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.03.03 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.06.01 Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2014 2014.06.02 SCANDAL Fan Meeting 2015.04.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 Paris, FR 2015.04.26「HW」London, UK 2015.04.30「HW」Essen, GER 2015.05.15「HW」-Chicago, IL 2015.05.20「HW」Mexico City, MEX 2015.05.22「HW」Los Angeles, CA 2015.05.23「HW」Anaheim, CA 2016.01.12+13 SCANDAL ARENA TOUR『PERFECT WORLD』@武道館2016.05.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 2016.05.22 Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2016 2016.05.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 2016.08.21 SCANDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL @泉大津フェニックス 2017.07.14+15+17 SCANDAL's 47 Prefecture Tour
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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Fender Models
Posted on Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:53 pm

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Mmmm, so Tomomi's Precision bass is £1009 in English money which is not bad, but the shipping is another 20,000 JPY, another £134.

And I see it is a 1963 American Vintage, my Jazz bass is a real 1962 one Happy


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Posted on Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:21 pm

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oh my..... LOVE
I just don't know am I happy or sad..... I like fender, But I didn't have the money yet.toj.

Fender always choose the right person to be endorse

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Posted on Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:44 pm

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I've noticed that the specs of Haruna's new Telecaster such as DiMarzio pickups and baseball bat-like neck are very similar to Richie Kotzen's current Signature Telecaster.

It sounds like a powerful all-around guitar to me. I'll save more money to buy one!

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Posted on Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:17 am

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MamiNoodles wrote:I've noticed that the specs of Haruna's new Telecaster such as DiMarzio pickups and baseball bat-like neck are very similar to Richie Kotzen's current Signature Telecaster.

It sounds like a powerful all-around guitar to me. I'll save more money to buy one!

You are right, the Chopper in the bridge and Twang King in the neck. In fact, we can (kinda) hear HARU's Tele right here!



MAMI's Strat:

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And TIMO's bass:




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Posted on Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:53 am

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If you take a closer look at the specs, the 2 signature Teles only share a couple of feature. I mean the pickups and maybe the neck profile.
Richie Kotzen's guitar is made of swamp ash with a maple top while Haruna is of Alder.
Although the pickups are the same, but on different body wood will not sound the same.
Maybe sometime soon, the members of Scandal will come up with a video to demonstrate their new axes.

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Posted on Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:23 am

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Metal Mickey wrote:If you take a closer look at the specs, the 2 signature Teles only share a couple of feature. I mean the pickups and maybe the neck profile.
Richie Kotzen's guitar is made of swamp ash with a maple top while Haruna is of Alder.
Although the pickups are the same, but on different body wood will not sound the same.
Maybe sometime soon, the members of Scandal will come up with a video to demonstrate their new axes.

True. But as a guesstimate, it should be good enough to give people an idea. The difference is possibly "miniscule" to the general guitar playing population, and probably not to more discerning players with better ears.


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Posted on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:49 am

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I want them... the telecaster and bass look awesome

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Posted on Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:41 am

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Ishibashi website also updated for orders, they have overseas inquiry mail form.

http://store.ishibashi.co.jp/ec/sp/shtml/fender-scandal

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Posted on Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:42 am

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wildthing wrote:Ishibashi website also updated for orders, the have overseas inquiry mail form.

http://store.ishibashi.co.jp/ec/sp/shtml/fender-scandal

That’s good. For a change.

Ishibashi didn’t take overseas orders officially (I couldn’t although I heard some could) back when the SCANDAL Squiers had their first run.


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Posted on Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:36 pm

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Oops...long time, no post. Hello again everyone! It's been awhile.  Happy

Oh, wow...they all look great. I've never been a Tele player sadly...it's one of those guitars that I like to hear other people play, rather than own one myself. Haruna's looks stunning, so maybe I'd change my mind about Teles if I tried it out?

Tomomi's bass is an interesting choice for sure...I agree that the jazz style neck is appealing for those of us with shorter fingers! Precisions are another type that I've never had a personal preference for, but Tomomi (and many others) get a fantastic sound out of them.

Mami's Strat, in contrast, is one that I'd like to buy when I get the chance. The features are sort of "conventional" but I guess that means it will appeal to a wider range of people than just her fans? The pickups, vibrato/bridge, and fretboard radius are fairly "standard" but the gold hardware is classy and I absolutely adore the colour. I bet a lot of guitarists I know would want one even if they've not heard of her!

I've not seen confirmation of where they're all made, but from the prices I'd assume they're CIJ? Fender Japan doesn't seem to exist as a separate company any more, but when I changed region at the bottom of the official Fender site's main page, I got redirected to their Japanese-language site and that still lists some CIJ models (there's no sign of these there yet though).

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Posted on Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:53 pm

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concretebadger wrote:I've not seen confirmation of where they're all made, but from the prices I'd assume they're CIJ? Fender Japan doesn't seem to exist as a separate company any more, but when I changed region at the bottom of the official Fender site's main page, I got redirected to their Japanese-language site and that still lists some CIJ models (there's no sign of these there yet though).

Interestingly, the website at Ikebe, on listing out the specs, had a 'Made In Japan' next to the guitar names, despite this not being clear on the Japanese Fender website.

https://www.ikebe-gakki.com/ec/pro/disp/1/550810



They seem to still do an MiJ Fender series (Made in Japan Traditional) but not in the way what Fender Japan used to be. Interestingly, the MSRP for these Japan-made guitars are cheaper than the SCANDAL signature pieces. Then again, the prices obviously reflects the signature nature of these guitars.


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Posted on Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:09 pm

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@kudo_maharizu: awesome. Thanks for the info! I've been so out of the loop...I'm still catching up on all the news and such.  Wew

The CiJ instruments are still kinda rare around here, and aren't the massive bargain they used to be (I can remember a time when they'd be literally half the price of the USA models...) but I'm sure the sound and build quality are still impressive. It'll just take a little longer to save up. I'll be in Japan on holiday in late January, so I'll have to be careful about being tempted into splurging a grand on a new guitar or bass...  Scared

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Posted on Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:19 pm

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concretebadger wrote:@kudo_maharizu: awesome. Thanks for the info! I've been so out of the loop...I'm still catching up on all the news and such.  Wew

The CiJ instruments are still kinda rare around here, and aren't the massive bargain they used to be (I can remember a time when they'd be literally half the price of the USA models...) but I'm sure the sound and build quality are still impressive. It'll just take a little longer to save up. I'll be in Japan on holiday in late January, so I'll have to be careful about being tempted into splurging a grand on a new guitar or bass...  Scared

No worries. CiJ guitars are indeed 'rare' as they don't make as many as they used to due to Fender Japan being no more. There are online sellers in Blighty who specifically sell Japan-made Fenders and the price is still less than an American Standard.

Anyway, getting back to topic - just avoid Ochanomizu when you visit Tokyo should you wish to avoid temptation of buying one of the SCANDAL signature Fenders!


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kudo_maharizu

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When I bought my Squier SCANDAL sigs, I bought the Fender 2" monogrammed straps with the SCANDAL logo on them for completion. These straps are also available without the logos, although the colour combo appear to be available for the Japan market only.

For these new guitars, looking at the recent Koisuru Universe PV and some of the recent live performances, you may want to get these straps for completion too. Hopefully, the girls will keep these straps with these guitars forever as they do their other guitars.

MAMI uses a 2" Custom Color Fender monogrammed strap in Candy Apple Red. It is in the current Fender.com website and you can check how much it costs where you are from the site.



For HARU (I do hope I am right for this one), it appears that the nearest one you can get is the Fender 2" distressed leather strap in white.



I had cross referenced the look of the strap and whilst subtle, the distressed nature can't really be seen in the Melodix! broadcast. I did look on the internet for older models for Fender that is non-distressed but to no avail. And it's not a Japan-only strap either.



Please post a comment below if you can find a non-distressed white version (the Fender logo is diagonal as the one the distressed model - and it's not the other leather ones in the Fender website). UPDATE: HARU is wearing the distressed leather strap. Thanks to wildthing for confirming.


Photo from eplus' review of yesterday's BEST XMAS 2017 gig.

Lastly, TIMO. She used a standard Fender 2" monogrammed strap for her bass - in the Koisuru MV and Billboard Love it was the white/brown/yellow one:



To date, these straps are easily available where you are, hopefully (but you may want to hold off getting the leather one unless you aren't really bothered). So much so, my fav guitar store 5 minutes from me have all three in stock. The monogrammed ones are the cheapest, and the leather is dearer for obvious reasons.



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kudo_maharizu

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Guitar Magazine (Japanese, not the UK publication) will feature both HARU and MAMI in a segment of Japan-made signature Fenders in their January 2018 issue.



https://rittor-music.co.jp/magazine/detail/3117111009/

In fact, the entire issue appears to be dedicated to the return of Japanese Fenders (MIJ Traditional and Hybrid series), and the signature Fender component of the issue sees interviews with and descriptions of Japan-made sig guitars of the likes of MIYAVI and Soichiro Yamauchi. At least, together with the info provided by Ikebe gakki, we can pretty much confirm that the SCANDAL signature Fenders are all MiJs.

The magazine will be on sale 12/12/17 and should be available to overseas fans through the usual online outlets (or ordered via a Japanese bookstore if you have one in your locality).

By the way, the photos are unfortunately not hi-res - but, from the Melodix! video, HARU had a Schaller-styled security strap lock on her new Tele (they all do have them on their other guitars). I wonder if the HARU sig has this in built (possibly with Fender ones but of the Schaller styles - not liking the current Fender ones), and if you squint at the close up photo of HARU's strap button, it probably is.


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29/1/2015 たましんRISURUホール | 立川市、東京都、日本
31/1/2015 ベイシア文化ホール | 前橋市、群馬県、日本
26/4/2015 O2 Academy Islington | LONDON, UK
12/1/2016 日本武道館 | 東京、日本
13/1/2016 日本武道館 | 東京、日本
10/9/2016 Melkweg | AMSTERDAM, NL
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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Fender Models
Posted on Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:42 am

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wildthing

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The guitars have started to ship, I will go pick mine up tomorrow!

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Fender Models
Posted on Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:26 am

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kudo_maharizu

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wildthing wrote:The guitars have started to ship, I will go pick mine up tomorrow!

Coolness! Perhaps a video review for SH?


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31/1/2015 ベイシア文化ホール | 前橋市、群馬県、日本
26/4/2015 O2 Academy Islington | LONDON, UK
12/1/2016 日本武道館 | 東京、日本
13/1/2016 日本武道館 | 東京、日本
10/9/2016 Melkweg | AMSTERDAM, NL
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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Fender Models
Posted on Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:18 pm

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Or CC-BY-SA 4.0 licensed photos on your flickr?   


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