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Jazzmaster meets Telecaster in Fender's bonkers Jazz-Tele hybrid

Remember the Strat-Tele Hybrid, Fender’s first Parallel Universe model? Well, The Big F has now outdone itself with the release of the rather more unusual Jazz-Tele.

Flipping the Offset Telecaster concept on its head, the Jazz-Tele pairs American Vintage ’65 Jazzmaster single coil pickups and a floating vibrato with a Tele Deluxe visual vibe.

The guitar’s ash body is topped with a nitrocellulose lacquer in 2-Color Sunburst and Surf Green finishes, and paired with a mid-’60s C-shaped maple neck with 9.5”-radius rosewood fretboard.

Jazzmaster fans will be pleased to note the appearance of an American Professional bridge, which features Mustang saddles to avoid any string-popping incidents, plus the ‘floral’ Fender logo on the headstock.

The 2018 Limited Edition Jazz-Tele is available now for $1,999/£1,609, including hardshell case. Head over to Fender for more.

For more details on the rest of the Parallel Universe range, check out our article on the full launch.

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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