Announcing the Tom DeLonge Starcaster

Fender has announced the release of a sophomore signature guitar in honour of a melodic-punk icon, the fan favorite Tom DeLonge Starcaster®

“I love this guitar, I really do. It’s the coolest guitar ever made. Firstly, it is called a Starcaster®—that’s the most important thing. It goes to space and expands your mind,” exclaimed DeLonge. “I made some changes to the original Starcaster®; I’ve streamlined the electronics, added the 70s headstock to round out the weight, and chose the matte finish with black hardware, so its look matches its modern feel. This guitar shows my evolution as a player but also has the hallmarks of where I came from and what I'm about.”

Initially released in the ‘70s to offer versatile sounds for players, DeLonge was drawn to the Starcaster® only recently, with him first using it on stage in 2022. Its infamy was quick and fast, with die-hard fans of this punk icon rushing to modify their own Squier Starcasters at home into makeshift replicas of the instrument! So, what were they trying to emulate?

The Tom DeLonge Starcaster® ($1,199.99 USD) features include:

  • Seymour Duncan® SH-5 Duncan Custom™ humbucker
  • Comfy modern “C” neck
  • 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard for a contemporary feel
  • DeLonge's original signature artwork and a custom-crafted neck plate 
  • Availble in 4 modern finishes: Satin Shoreline Gold, Satin Surf Green, Satin Olympic White and Satin Shell Pink