"Take Me Out to the Ball Game," may not be the the epitome of Rock & Roll, but played on the right instrument it could be. Fender and MLB announced on Thursday that they will pair up to build and sell a collection of custom Stratocaster guitars, all styled to represent the characteristics and personalities of MLB cities and teams!
The victory chant. The walk-up song. The anthems we know and love. Rock ‘n’ roll is the soundtrack that captivates fans during baseball’s most memorable moments. The ballpark is a classic scene for some of the greatest musical performances of all time. America’s pastime and America’s sound are made for each other.
With ballpark-worthy looks and sparkling Fender tone, Fender MLB Stratocaster® guitars celebrate the coming-together of these two historic cultural institutions. Each highly collectible guitar features unique team imagery alongside genuine Fender craftsmanship for a long-lasting instrument that appeals to generations of sports and music fans.
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The initial group of guitars will be available by the end of the month on MLB.com and will include a Twins 2014 All-Star Game guitar, laden with unique Minnesota imagery. The guitar will nod to the Midsummer Classic, which the Twins will host in July.
Other customized Fender guitars in the line will represent the D-backs, Red Sox, Cubs, Tigers, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers, Mets, Yankees, Phillies, Cardinals and Giants. The MLB.com Shop will begin selling the guitars at the end of this month, and fans will also have the opportunity to grab the axes at select MLB ballparks and at Fender.com.
Sources: MLB.com + Fender.com
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