Fender has revealed a series of very special, Limited Edition electric guitar models for 2018: the Parallel Universe series. Starting from April, each month a new model will become available. Every one of these models is highly collectible and will be something you’ve never seen before. These interesting, original models include the following:
Fender 2018 Limited Edition American Elite Nashville Telecaster
This unique Antique Cherry Burst Tele has a HSS pickup configuration: the direct mounted ShawBucker humbucker in the bridge position is accompanied by two Pure Vintage ’64 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil pickups. This modern Tele features a 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail bridge with block saddles and a 5-way pickup switch. It has an ash body and a maple fingerboard, and the neck has a compound, modern ‘C-to-D’ shape that feels comfortable in your hand. The American Elite Nashville Telecaster from the Parallel Universe series is a unique, versatile instrument for the modern guitarist.
Fender 2018 Limited Edition The Jazz Tele
Now here’s something you’ve never seen before. This guitar combines a Tele-style body with a Jazzmaster configuration of two Pure Vintage ’65 Single-Coil Jazzmaster pickups, a 3-position toggle switch and a Jazzmaster bridge with Vintage-Style floating tremolo. The body’s made of ash and the rosewood fingerboard has a comfortable 9,5″ radius. Available in 2-Color Sunburst and Surf Green, this model has a vintage-inspired sound and a modern feel and playability.
Fender 2018 Limited Edition Troublemaker Tele
This audacious guitar is a hybrid of some of the greatest Fender models. The Telecaster-style body features a custom Cabronita pickguard and a pair of Shawbucker 1T and 2T humbuckers that deliver some fat, rocking tones. The ‘Deep C’ profiled neck is of the same type that we find on Fender’s high-quality American Professional Telecaster guitars, there’s a large Stratocaster headstock and the Troublemaker Tele has an Adjusto-Matic bridge and cream-colored Jazzmaster knobs. This instrument is not for the faint of heart.
Fender 2018 Limited Edition ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass
Great news for bassists! This vintage-inspired bass guitar has the classic looks of a ’51 Precision Bass, but it has a powerful, modern tone thanks to the PJ pickup configuration. A Custom Shop ’60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass pickup at the bridge and a Custom Shop ’60s Split Single-Coil Precision Bass pickup in the middle position will deliver all the low-end sounds you need, and you can shape your sound further with the dual-concentric volume knobs and the master tone knob.
The ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass has a maple neck with an American Vintage ’63 P Bass profile, and the maple fingerboard features a modern 9,5″ radius. Vintage looks, a powerful tone and comfortable playing all come together in this Limited model.