Fender has collaborated with Mobility Fidelity Electronics to create the Fender x MoFi Precisiondeck, its first-ever turntable in its iconic sunburst pattern.
So you’ve been looking for that one iconic addition to your man cave, that one item that really sews together that subtle sense of masculinity, an object d’ art that says you’re more than just a pretty face? Well handsome, it seems you’re in luck.
Guitar gurus Fender and Mobile Fidelity Electronics have put their heads together and created the Fender x MoFi Precisiondeck, Fender’s first-ever turntable and one inspired by the brand’s precision bass.
While this is Fender’s first turntable, the company does have record players in its DNA. In the early 1940s, Leo Fender was operating Fender Radio Service in Fullerton, California, repairing home audio equipment. In 1945, Fender, with fellow inventors Doc Kauffman and Clifton Abbott, designed and patented a turntable of his own, the rights to which he sold in 1945 for US$5,000 in advance royalties, using the proceeds as seed money to fund the K&F Manufacturing Corporation with Kauffman.
K&F manufactured lap steel guitars, amplifiers, and the record player for a short time before Kauffman sold his share in the company to Fender. Undaunted by Kauffman’s departure, Leo Fender established Fender Electric Instruments in 1946. Now, 75 years later, Fender’s name is once again gracing a technologically advanced turntable.
Produced in a strictly limited run and designed by Fender Custom Shop’s master builder Yuriy Shishkov, the new turntable utilizes the same wood – swamp ash – as the famed Fender Precision Bass guitar and is finished in the guitar brand’s iconic three-color sunburst colourway.
The turntable features components designed and built by MoFi, and technology from the company’s award-winning UltraDeck, and with its pre-mounted MoFi MsterTracker pickup is virtually ready to play straight out of the box.
Each of the 1,000 Fender® x MoFi PrecisionDecks is individually numbered and badged, and is certain to become a collector’s item.
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