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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fender introduces Tigers-themed Stratocaster guitar

When Major League Baseball teamed up with Fender to produce collectible, baseball-themed guitars, it made sense that Detroit Tigers — who play home games just a handful of miles from the original Motown studio — would be one of the teams involved.

The Tigers are one of 12 MLB teams included in the initial group to be featured on the Stratocaster guitars, which feature artwork from the city on the body.

“Fender and Major League Baseball are all-American originals,” Fender marketing vice president Justin Norvell said in a press release. “Through this relationship, we’re excited to ‘team up’ to provide one-of-a-kind collectibles for musicians and baseball fans alike. The connections are intrinsic — baseball bats and guitars are both made from maple and ash, and tons of ballplayers are guitar players. We’ve had more casual or informal connections with players and teams for years, so this further solidifies a relationship we’ve long valued and enjoyed.”

The guitars cost $799, and are available on and


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