Square Enix has actually partnered with guitar maker Fender to produce an authorities, limited-edition Final Fantasy 14 Stratocaster.
Created as a tribute to the MMORPG, Fender states the guitar has actually been created to record the “originality, style and excitement of the game” through numerous visual style functions.
It sports an all-black surface, with a number of clear blue and purple body sections meant to conjure up Final Fantasy 14’s Crystals of Light andDarkness A tone pot switch, which Fender calls the “limit break” as a referral to among FF14’s battle capabilities, likewise lets you put the bridge and middle pickups in series for a modification of tone.
Its neck, on the other hand, includes a meteor-shaped inlay in another nod to the series, and its neck plate on the back is inscribed with the FF14 logo design. It even comes bundled with an unique set of “shard” plectrums, a certificate guaranteeing its credibility, and an art card.
The Final Fantasy 14 Fender Stratocaster will cost you a quite cent, however. You’ll need to spend $3,499/ ₤ 3,199/ AU$ 6,499 for the instrument, which was initially exposed back in May in 2015, however has actually lastly gone on sale now.
A thing of charm
As limited-edition computer game stuff goes, this guitar isn’t half bad. It’s smooth, it’s minimalist, and even the wackier parts of the style– like the odd crystal-effect body edges– aren’t too ostentatious.
As a fellow Strat gamer, I’d enjoy to take it for a spin. The C-shape neck fits me well, and while I’d choose a maple neck, what single-coil guitar player would not desire the alternative to include thick, humbucker tones at the flick of a switch (or the pull of pot)?
Its rate isn’t doing it any favors, however. An American Original Fender Stratocaster will set you back $2,099.99/ ₤ 1,849/ about AU$ 2,946– suggesting you’re paying practically double for the Final Fantasy branding. Some of the electronic devices within will be various and perhaps much better if they fit your sonic scheme, however I reckon you’re much better off costs the exact same cash at the Fender Custom Shop to get a completely custom instrument.
I’ll stick to my Mexican Strat in the meantime. Maybe I’ll get a couple of Final Fantasy sticker labels to plaster over its body. I’m sure that’ll look truly cool.