Fret Nation
27890 Clinton Keith Road Suite D-303
Murrieta, CA US

(951) 387-8778
[email protected]

Fret Nation is the vision of Jason Mendelson and his wife Lara Hansen.  Using Jason's knowledge of strings and accessories for Bass and Guitar and Lara's experience in design and all things internet, they set out to change how you buy gear. 

Jason Mendelson has a long history as a bass player.  His formal musical education career began at the prestigious New World School of the Arts. a performing arts High School in Miami Florida where he was the Jazz bassist in the Big Band and  the school's various Jazz Combo's. The Jazz Combos played at school board functions, for President Clinton and other school events.  Throughout his high school years Jason arranged gigs in restaurants and at private functions with  various Jazz players from Miami Florida.  During that time Jason also played in the rock group "Estrangement" and released two CD's and a music video.  Jason was the Bass Player for  the Grammy in the Schools program's  regional Jazz Band.  He was fortunate enough to be selected to play in the National Grammy High School Jazz Band and was flown to New York City to perform at the 1997 Grammy Awards.  While in New York the Grammy High School Jazz Band recorded an album.  In 1998, Jason was recognized as Best Out-Standing Performer & Jazz Soloist in Performing Arts High Schools by Downbeat Magazine as well as being a NFAA/ARTS Jazz Performance Awardee.

After High School, Jason had a tough decision as to where to attend college after receiving scholarship offers from various colleges around the country.  He decided to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts. While at Berklee he changed his major to Music Synthesis and this took his musical career in many different directions.  He did music for Video Games, Twix Commercials, and Dance Music for Drum N' Bass and Break Beat artists on his own record label as well as other labels.  He also took some time off of school at Berklee to work on a side project with a Slipknot Guitarist where he co-wrote and played bass on Vanilla Ice's Bi-Polar album.

Lara Hansen is a designer and web developer with over 10 years experience. She has always had a love for music and arts, singing for several years in a band, studied the music business and eventually got an internship at universal music eventually moving to web and promotional design for music artists, and working for some top advertising agencies.

We hope that you will find something in our online catalog that you like.  If you have any questions about a product; contact us and we will help you out.

We look forward to doing business with you.

Thank you for being a  part of Fret Nation!


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