Fender ushers you into its Alternate Reality with the Powercaster

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Back at NAMM, Fender announced five new esoteric electric guitar designs as part of the Alternate Reality series, and now the first of these oddballs has arrived - meet the Powercaster.

Designed from the ground up, the offset Powercaster is most notable for its P-90 neck single coil/Atomic bridge humbucker pairing, something you don’t often see in a Fender design - likewise the roasted maple neck, which we hope to see more of in future models.

That neck, by the way, features a Gibson-like 24.75” scale length, pau ferro fretboard and hand-rubbed oil finish, while an Adjusto-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece continues the LP theme.

The alder-bodied model is available in Surf Green, Three-Color Sunburst and White Opal.

Fender’s Powercaster is available now for $899/£779 - see Fender.com for more info, and stay tuned for more info on each of the new releases as they arrive…

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