Fender Meteora HH: A new Alternate Reality model has landed!

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Fender announced at Winter NAMM 2019 that it was launching a new Alternate Reality Meteora HH model – and now it’s finally available and ready to rock! Fender Alternate Reality Meteora HH The guitar looks a bit like a modern day interpretation of the classic Fender Jazzmaster. A bit edgier, but just as special. The characteristic pickups and […]

Fender officially unveils the new Alternate Reality Powercaster

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Fender has now officially unveiled its new Powercaster, an offset model that’s part of its Alternate Reality series. We saw it during Winter NAMM and it divided opinions, but will it help take over from where last year’s Parallel Universe left off? Alternate Reality Powercaster The new Fender Powercaster comes loaded with an Atomic humbucking pickup […]

Top 5 Guitars of 2018 by Fender, PRS, Ibanez, Reverend and Lucem

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For me, 2018 has been a pretty epic year for guitarists. We’ve had some amazing new gear and advances in both guitar design and technology. Some of them have even been quite controversial for the reserved ‘old guard’ of guitarists…  Top Gear 2018 Okay, I’m going to say it and I have no qualms about […]

’51 Telecaster PJ Bass: A bass guitar from Fender’s Parallel Universe

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A new Fender ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass throws two classic Fender instruments into the mix. What’s startling here is the mix of a bass and a 6-string guitar. The Parallel Universe series has been a little hit and miss, but this last offering from the Californian guitar giant is the only bass guitar in the […]

Fender Meteora Offset Telecaster: Madness or genius?

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I may well be the first writer on the web to have leaked the Fender Parallel Universe Meteora earlier in the year. Well, now it is finally official and getting released to the masses at last.  Fender Meteora 2018 Limited Edition Even if the design seems somehow familiar, we’ve not quite seen this kind of […]

Fender Parallel Universe spawns the Limited Edition Jaguar Strat

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Fender’s Parallel Universe 2018 Limited Edition Jaguar Strat is a Jaguar in Strat garb. At first glance, the body shape may resemble a classic Stratocaster. But the electronics and the bridge are clearly all Jaguar. Fender Limited Edition Jaguar Strat With the Fender Parallel Universe Limited Editon Jaguar Strat you are getting a mish-mash of two classic […]

Fender Parallel Universe 2018 Limited Edition Whiteguard Strat

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The Fender Parallel Universe 2018 Limited Edition Whiteguard Strat has now been officially released. It is part of the company’s line-up of, ahem, alternative variations on old favourites. Fender Parallel Universe 2018 Limited Edition Whiteguard Strat The whole Parallel Universe series of guitars is a reimagining of classic 1950s and 1960s Fender designs. Some of […]

Fender Parallel Universe – 2018 Tele Thinline Super Deluxe limited edition

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The Fender Parallel Universe series was leaked a long time ago now. But finally, they have officially released the  2018 Tele Thinline Super Deluxe limited edition model. That bright orange twin pickup Tele with attitude looks kind of fun to play. Fender 2018 Tele Thinline Super Deluxe limited edition This is a limited edition model […]

Fender Parallel Universe Troublemaker Telecaster: A leaf from the Les Paul playbook

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The Fender Parallel Universe Series has certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons with Fender fans and purists. But it looks like its Troublemaker Telecaster is aiming to take a slice of Gibson’s pie too! Troublemaker Telecaster Launched at this year’s Winter NAMM (and unofficially before that leaked by certain Fender dealers) the Troublemaker Telecaster sounds on paper very […]

Fender Parallel Universe Jazz-Tele: Love it or hate it?

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Back in January, we write about the leak of Fender’s NAMM 2018 line-up, including the Parallel Universe series. Fender is now releasing one of those unusual instruments, the Limited Edition Jazz Tele. A Telecaster with Jazzmaster hardware. My first thought was: Good that it’s limited… Jazz-Tele The Fender Jazzmaster with Telecaster hardware is so last year. We’ve […]