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Fender’s final Parallel Universe model has arrived: meet the ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass

Fender’s Parallel Universe range was first announced at NAMM back in January and has been providing us with off-the-wall model mash-ups all year, but December marks the release of the final entry in the line-up, the ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass.

Combining specs from the Telecaster, Precision and Jazz Bass, the Tele PJ features a Telecaster bass maple neck with American Vintage ’63 P-Bass profile bolted to a slab ash ’51 P Bass body.

Custom Shop ’60s Jazz Bass single-coil bridge and ’60s P-Bass split-coil middle pickups fill the cavities, while there’s also a HiMass Vintage bridge.

In a nod to ’60s designs, the bass features the vintage-style ‘spaghetti’ Fender logo and stacked concentric volume controls.

The 2018 Limited Edition ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass is available now for $1,999/£1,609 - pop on over to Fender for more info.

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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