Fender Musical Instruments Corporation honours the guitarist, songwriter, and producer Steve Lacy through the launch of his own guitar. The Grammy award-winning artist rose to fame in 2015 and hasn’t stopped pushing boundaries since. Working with artists such as Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Solange, and Vampire Weekend, he has blurred genre lines and carved his own path through impeccable technicality and experimental sounds.
His new Fender Signature Stratocaster, the “People Pleaser”, celebrates Steve’s musical influence and crowd-pleasing sounds. With a broad tonal range and clear, crisp sound, the instrument allows artists everywhere to experiment with the ease of its namesake. It stands out from the crowd with its unique combination of Player Plus Noiseless™ pickups and onboard custom-voiced Fuzz circuit, as well as a beautiful custom finishing.
“This guitar means so much to me”, Lacy commented. “It’s a full circle moment. My first guitar was a Squier strat. It was the box set that came with an amp, case, quarter inch-the whole 9. Now I have my very own Fender Stratocaster guitar. The People Pleaser Strat, in a nutshell, is my dream guitar as a kid when I first started playing and my dream guitar as the guitarist I am today. An ode to the old classic design that Fender is known for with all the new specs that make a guitar feel like home. I hope everyone gets to experience the feeling of this guitar. I’m excited to see what people make with it”.
Steve Lacy unveils his new guitar by jumping onto the top of a limousine and performing for standstill traffic.
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