Fender has unveiled a new humbucker-equipped Limited Edition Offset Telecaster and we want it

Last seen as part of Fender’s Magnificent Seven back in 2016, the Offset Telecaster's mash-up of Telecaster and Jazzmaster stylings has plenty of fans, including us - and now there’s a new limited-edition incarnation on the way, with a humbucker in the neck.

The Limited-Edition Offset Telecaster FSR’s headline-grabber is the wide range-style Shawbucker in the neck position, which is paired with a Custom Shop Broadcaster bridge pickup.

Squeezing every ounce of tone from the setup is an S1 switch in the master tone control, which splits the neck pickup, while a dual 500k/250k master volume maintains high-end at lower volumes.

Elsewhere, the neck packs a deep C profile with 9.5” radius, while the American Vintage Telecaster bridge features three compensated American Professional brass saddles.

There’s one small snag, mind you: only 50 of these will be made, and they’ll only be available from US retailer Make’n Music (which, as a point of interest, was the first retailer to order ‘Telemaster-style’ guitars).

$1,599 secures you one of these beauties in a choice of Ocean Turquoise or Butterscotch Blonde finishes - and maybe if we shout loud enough, Fender will make more of them available worldwide. Hey, Fender? Fender!

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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