27 Jan Fender release new models at NAMM.
This years NAMM show in Southern California saw the release of several new models from the Fender stable. The most unusual of which are the PARALLEL UNIVERSE LIMITED EDITIONS!
These are a collection of Fender Limited Edition guitars that have never been made before and one model a month will be released from April 2018
2018 Limited Edition Strat-Tele® Hybrid
Limited Edition Strat-Tele® Hybrid, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst
The Strat-Tele hybrid is the ideal instrument for throwing down hot licks in any setting. We dressed up the traditional Tele® body with professional touches like three Custom Shop ’69 Aged Strat® pickups, a Strat synchronized tremolo bridge and elegant silver “spaghetti” Fender logo. It’s business in the front and party in the back with this versatile, intriguing limited edition guitar.
The ash body sports the sleek Comfort Contours of a Strat, making this guitar a joy to play, The ergonomic style extends to the American Professional “Deep C” neck which hosts a 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 22 narrow-tall frets and bone nut. The Strat tremolo bridge rocks, dives and screams as you would expect. In a final elegant aesthetic touch, the Limited Edition neck plate marks this instrument as one-of-a-kind.
Versatile, powerful and uniquely Fender, the Strat-Tele Hybrid is one of the best ways to get your hybrid twang on. Includes a hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity
2018 Limited Edition American Elite Nashville Telecaster®
Limited Edition American Elite Nashville Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Antique Cherry Burst
Packed with attitude and innovation, the limited edition Elite Nashville Telecaster HSS mixes bleeding-edge performance with timeless visual style. It’s the future of workhorse guitar design—a versatile, unique hybrid that was made to tear it up on stage or in the studio. This custom contoured Tele® guitar’s stunning looks, easy playing feel and flexible sound can scratch any musical itch.
A direct-mounted ShawBucker™ humbucking bridge pickup, along with pair of Pure Vintage ’64 Tele pickups in the middle position and neck positions give this guitar a uniquely powerful voice. Designed for enhanced playing feel and speed, the compound “C-to-D” shaped neck sports a fast 9.5”-14” compound-radius fingerboard, medium jumbo frets and a bone nut. Polished chrome-plated brass saddles adorn the hardtail bridge and the headstock wears an old-school silver Fender logo—aesthetic touches that give it a touch of class.
A top-notch performer, the Elite Nashville Telecaster HSS was designed for one thing— transcending what you thought a Telecaster could do. Includes an Elite moulded hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity.
The Jazz Tele®
Limited Edition Jazz Telecaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst
Limited Edition Jazz Telecaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Surf Green
They call it show business for a reason—you have to make a visual splash, so we made something you’ve never seen before, the limited edition Jazz Tele. Was it made for surf, punk, jazz or country? Who cares—play whatever music you want on it and it’ll be able to keep up, thanks to the vintage inspired sound, modern feel and sensational aesthetics.
Powered by a pair of American Vintage ’65 single coil Jazzmaster pickups, this guitar has Fender’s legendary sound. From the lacquer-finished ash body and custom-designed 3-ply pickguard to the American Professional Jazzmaster tremolo and bridge, American Vintage tuning machines and white “witch hat” knobs, every element of this guitar was designed for prime performance and visual impact. The “Modern C”-shaped American Original Jazzmaster neck sports a 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard for enhanced playability, along with 21 narrow-tall frets and a bone nut. Other stylish touches include a “floral” Fender logo on the headstock and a “Limited Edition” neck plate.
A daring instrument for bold players, The Jazz Tele is your chance to grab a piece of historic Fender style and make it yours. Includes a hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity.
2018 Limited Edition Troublemaker Tele®
Limited Edition Troublemaker Tele® Deluxe, Rosewood Fingerboard, Ice Tea Burst
Limited Edition Troublemaker Tele® Deluxe, Rosewood Fingerboard, Ice Blue Metallic
Playing music is rebellious and mischievous by nature – it takes Moxy to stride out on stage and convince a roomful of strangers to enjoy something they’ve never heard before. To turn heads you need the proper tool for the job, something like The Troublemaker Tele. A bound mahogany body with a maple top, custom Cabronita pickguard and lacquer finish? Yep, we’re definitely stirring up some trouble with this limited-edition release.
Powered by a pair of Shawbucker 1T and 2T humbucking pickups that are specifically voiced for their positions, this guitar grunts and growls in a most-desirable way. The 25.5”-scale, “Deep C”shaped American Professional Tele neck sports a large Stratocaster® headstock, along with a 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard for enhanced playability, 22 narrow-tall frets and a bone nut. From the 3-way toggle switch on the upper bout to the Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with stop tailpiece and matching cream Jazzmaster knobs, pickup bezels and switch tip to the pearloid position markers, vintage-style Telecaster Deluxe logo and “Limited Edition” neck plate, this guitar was designed to do one thing—raise a little hell.
Don’t be afraid to kick up your heels a bit when you play The Troublemaker Tele—after all, the well-behaved rarely make history. Includes a hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity.
2018 Limited Edition Tele® Thinline Super Deluxe
Limited Edition Tele® Thinline Super Deluxe, Rosewood Fingerboard, Orange
Step out on stage in style with the elegantly double-bound Tele Thinline Super Deluxe. Limited-edition Western flair meets classic sound in this instrument that manages to be raw and refined at the same time. How? We added a pair of rich-sounding TV Jones® Classic pickups and familiar controls with a twist to our now-classic semi-hollow Tele design and topped it with a stunning finish and silver sparkle pickguard, making old-school cool look new all over again.
The 25.5”-scale American Professional “Deep C”-shaped neck hosts a modern 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard for enhanced playing field, topped with 21 narrow-tall frets and adorned with pearl block inlays. As a creative twist, the tone knob is a “bass cut” switch, giving you even more control over the flexible voice of this guitar. The American Professional Tele Deluxe Hardtail bridge is engineered for accurate intonation and vintage-informed tone. In a touch of class, the old-school transition Fender Thinline logo, lacquer finish and Limited Edition neck plate give it refined aesthetic appeal.
Ready and rarin’ to go, the limited-edition Tele Thinline Super Deluxe is for bold players who want to add a splash of style to their collection. Includes a hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity.
2018 Limited Edition Whiteguard Strat®
Limited Edition Whiteguard Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Vintage Blonde
For every guitarist who’s dreamt of combining the biting twang of a Telecaster® with the sleek, ergonomic contours of a Strat, we created this limited-edition guitar: The Whiteguard Strat. Tele hardware, electronics and playing feel? Check. Ash Strat body with lacquer finish and custom shaped white pickguard? Check. The unique style and sound you can only get from Fender? You better believe that’s a check.
The secret to this Strat’s biting tone is the pair of Fender Custom Shop ’51 Nocaster pickups. True to the original design, these pickups have the classic sound that made the world fall in love with Fender. The “Modern C”-shaped maple Telecaster neck sports a 9.5”-radius fingerboard for enhanced playability, along with 22 narrow tall frets and a bone nut. Other stylish touches include a silver Fender logo on the headstock and a “Limited Edition” neck plate.
A twisted take on a classic model, The Whiteguard Strat is a visually stimulating music machine that sounds as killer as it looks. Includes a hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity.
2018 Limited Editon Jaguar® Strat®
Limited Edition Jag Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Candy Apple Red
Luxurious and sleek with its chrome embellishment and graceful contours, the limited edition Jaguar Strat will make jaws drop when it turns up in the spotlight. The streamlined alder Strat body is adorned with chrome control plates and a tortoiseshell Jaguar pickguard, adding a blaze of style that’s for the bold. Sounding as killer as it looks, this instrument has everything that made you fall in love with both guitars.
We didn’t just take visual cues from the Jaguar; we took its agile switching system and melded it with Strat electronics to create a uniquely powerful hybrid system. The traditional 5-way switch is joined by a dedicated thumbwheel tone control for the bridge pickup while dual upper bout switches allow position 3 to select either the middle pickup alone, or all 3 pickups at once for a powerful blast of tone. The matched set of vintage-style single-coil Jaguar pickups are as period-correct as possible and have the authentic sound of the ‘60s. The 25.5”-scale maple Jaguar neck sports a “Deep C” profile, along with a 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard and 22 medium jumbo frets for enhanced playability, along with a bone nut. Other elegant touches include a locking tremolo with screw-in arm, polished chrome plated Mustang bridge saddles, Jaguar knobs, deluxe locking all-short-post tuning machines and “Limited Edition” neck plate.
An arresting guitar with graceful contours, the Jaguar Strat was born to do one thing—make the scene in style. Includes a hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity.
2018 Limited Edition Meteora
Limited Edition Meteora, Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde
Motion meets balance with a touch of elegance with The Meteora, a sleek new limited-edition body shape that carries on our tradition of arresting aesthetic design. The sound is as propulsive as its visually stimulating lines—it wants to roar on stage, thanks to the two biting Custom Shop Tele® pickups. With its brand-new offset body shape, The Meteora has guts and grace and is distinctively Fender.
Powered by a Custom Shop vintage-style Tele bridge pickup and a Custom Shop Twisted Tele neck pickup, this guitar can kick out anything you need from sparkling cleans to growling grit. The elegant 25.5”-scale American Professional Jazzmaster® maple neck sports an American Vintage ’65 Jazzmaster profile, along with a 9.5”radius fingerboard for enhanced playability, regal block inlays, 22 narrow-tall frets and a bone nut. An ash body, lacquer finish, custom black single ply pickguard, American Professional Tele bridge with compensated brass saddles, chrome dome knobs and vintage “spaghetti” logo and “Limited Edition” micro-tilt neck plate complete the package with elegantly functional style.
A brave new entry with one foot in our past and eyes to our future, The Meteora is the newest way to explore your creative limits. Includes a hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity
2018 Limited Edition ‘51 Telecaster® PJ Bass
2018 Limited Edition ‘51 Telecaster® PJ Bass, Maple Fingerboard, BGB
Looking like it just stepped out of a DeLorean time machine, the limited-edition ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass updates a classic design with thunderous modern tone and enhanced feel. The authentic style extends from the distinctive single-ply black pickguard to the dual-concentric volume knobs and vintage spaghetti logo on the headstock— original-era touches brought into the present. It’s punchy, growling, seismic and like nothing you’ve heard or seen before.
Two Custom Shop pickups give this bass its rumbling power—a ‘60s Jazz Bass® single coil bridge pickup and ‘60s P Bass® split-coil middle pickup bring the thunder, shaped by chrome dome dual-concentric volume controls and a master tone control. The 34”-scale Telecaster bass maple neck has an American Vintage “ ’63 P Bass”-shaped profile, along with a modern 9.5”-radius fingerboard for enhanced playing feel, topped with narrow-tall frets black dot position markers. The HiMass® Vintage bridge uses vintage-style nickel-plated brass saddles for enhanced Fender tone.
A powerful addition to any bassist’s stable, the ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass comes to you straight from the heart of rock ‘n’ roll. Includes a hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity.
These stunning unique Fender guitars are being released one per month from April 2018 and will be very short in supply so if you are interested then call us soon for more details and availability. 😀