Virtual strats and telecasters may not be too far off! This is because Fender has reportedly filed a number of trademark applications to use its signature headstock shape in potential NFT products.
Trademark attorney Mike Kondoudis – who spotted the guitar company’s submission to the United States Patents and Trademarks Office – tweeted: “Guitar maker Fender has filed 3 trademark applications for the shapes of electric guitar heads indicating plans for NFTs; Crypto-collectables; Virtual goods and multimedia. Fender filed similar apps for Stratocaster and Fender last year.”
Guitar World also confirmed Kondoudis’ observation. Guitarists are prime collectibles. Therefore, it is easy to see why the guitar manufacturer is making the necessary moves to get involved in the metaverse.
Fender is a world-renowned American manufacturer of guitars and amps. With a rich history dating back to 1946, the company is known by professionals and hobbyists worldwide as the go-to company for flagship products such as Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars and Precision and Jazz bass guitars. The American company also manufactures amps, lap steel guitars, banjos, electric violins, pedals and so on.
Fender is not the first guitar company to dip its toes into the metaverse. Rather, there are many musicians and guitar companies who have filed for or released NFTs and web3 products. Matt Bellamy, Joe Satriani, Keith Richards and Joe Bonamassa have all participated in the 2021 NFT boom. Heavy metal band Megadeth even launched their own cryptocurrency!
In addition, Fender’s competitor Gibson filed a similar application to Fender’s last year. So far, both companies have not announced their web3 plans to the public.