The Fender Sergio Vallin Signature electric guitar in hot rod red, is the perfect model to honour the Mexican guitarist's idiosyncratic style. His signature model infuses Vallin's humble and understated side with a simple yet stylish design, with sophisticated hardware appointments then open up the guitar to enable total freedom as you play.
Sergio Vallin is known as the lead guitarist of Latin American heavyweights, Mana. Scaling the charts and touring stadiums around the world, Vallin has seen and done it all during his illustrious artistic career. As a producer, he has recorded and played with one of his own guitar heroes, the amazing Carlos Santana. Combining his love of classical, Latin, and rock music, Vallin is known for his deft fretwork and fearless performances. In keeping with this, Fender has worked closely with the man himself to ensure this model is truly worthy of his name.
The shapely contours of the body, provide an elegant and responsive playing feel. Fender has used alder as the tonewood for the body, due to its superbly balanced timbre that suits Vallin's versatile musical style. Alder is also a lightweight tonewood, making it a joy to wield during long gigs. The double-cutaway design allows easy access to the upper frets, giving you the freedom of the fingerboard. The stunning hot rod red finish is protected by a layer of gloss urethane, which preserves it for as long as possible. The sumptuous 4-ply tortoiseshell complements the finish whilst providing protection to the body top against unwanted nicks or chips.
Fitted to the body is a 2-point synchronised tremolo with block saddles, which can be attenuated with the utmost subtlety for total vibrato control. The bridge keeps strings fixed securely to guarantee precise intonation.
Fitted to the body is solid maple neck, which has been shaped to the fast-playing modern C profile. The back of the neck has been treated with a layer of satin urethane, which prevents it from becoming sticky or feeling tacky. You can rest assured that no matter how energetic your performance may be, quick chord transitions, speedy runs, arpeggios and deft legato can be executed with absolute precision. Paired with the neck is a luxurious rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 medium-jumbo frets that are adorned with white dot position inlays to guide your way in style. The headstock is home to Fender's deluxe staggered cast/sealed locking tuners with cool vintage-style buttons. These tuners ensure that strings are held firmly to uphold tuning integrity without compromise.
In order to suit Vallin's versatile playing ability, his signature model is equipped with an FSV humbucker in the bridge, and a pair of FSV single-coils in the middle and neck positions. Control remains simple, with a single master volume pot to control the output level. A unique feature on the Vallin model, is a 5-way pickup selector pot, instead of a switch. Switching pickups can be done with ease, and you can rest assured that no accidents will happen - such as inadvertently switching pickups - when you're rocking out.
The Fender Sergio Vallin Signature electric guitar in hot rod red is a very special model indeed, which is definitely worthy of bearing the guitarist's name.