Fender Launches Tom DeLonge Stratocaster

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has announced the launch of the highly-anticipated Fender Limited Edition Tom DeLonge Stratocaster® signature guitar and accessories collection. The newest signature gear from lead vocalist and guitarist of Blink-182 arrives just in time as the band finished the U.S. leg of their highly-awaited reunion tour, heads to Europe and has a new album release this fall. Beloved for his iconic vocal stylings and deceptively simple yet impossibly catchy guitar arrangements, Tom is pop punk royalty and this signature Stratocaster®  pays perfect homage to his impact on rock music and culture at large. Rushed into production due to overwhelming fan demand, the Limited Edition Tom DeLonge Stratocaster®   emulates the band’s signature sound, and serves as a standout, must-have addition to any collection.

“I try to write music that is accessible and easy to play and enjoy, so that people can come along for the ride. This simplicity really inspired this new signature Stratocaster® ,” said Tom DeLonge. “It just has one knob and one pickup, which just makes it easy to turn it up, play and sound great, especially important when you’re in front of a crowd and already have plenty to think about. On top of that, the bright colors give it a timeless, California feel that stands out on any stage. Together with Fender, a brand that is deeply rooted in my musical identity, we’ve created something that really stands the test of time - like I strive to do with my music.”

Tom DeLonge is an acclaimed guitarist, singer, and songwriter who is best known as a founding one-third of the pop-punk power trio Blink-182 who rose to fame in the 1990’s. Alongside his bandmates, he defined a new era of energetic punk rock, high-gain hooks, and catchy vocals. Blink-182's groundbreaking music continues to resonate with fans worldwide and has left an indelible mark on popular music. Beyond Blink-182, Tom has had an illustrious career as a founding member of the rock band Angels and Airwaves, as well as various business ventures, including “To The Stars,” his science, entertainment and media company. Tom has cited inspiration from the pop punk music scene of Southern California and bands such as U2, Depeche Mode and the Descendents, who inspired his songwriting and melodic punk rock sound. Early in his career, Tom acquired a 40th Anniversary Edition Fender Stratocaster® , lovingly called the “Sticker Strat® ” by fans, starting his relationship with the brand. Later in 2001, Fender and Tom released their first signature model, which featured the same colors as this new release, and today Fender is celebrating the enduring partnership with the new Stratocaster® .

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