Strat-Tele Hybrid kicks off Fender’s Parallel Universe guitar collection

Back at NAMM, Fender announced nine new limited-edition Parallel Universe models, which will launch throughout 2018, and the Strat-Tele Hybrid is the first to land.

Doing exactly what it says on the tin, the Strat-Tele Hybrid pairs a traditional ash Tele body outline with Strat contouring and a Synchronized vibrato.

Three Custom Shop '69 Aged Strat pickups are onboard, as is an American Professional deep C neck profile with 9.5” radius fingerboard and maple fingerboard, and a Two-Colour Sunburst lacquer finish.

Take a look at the video below where Ryan Adams guitarist Todd Wisenbaker puts the intriguing guitar through its paces.

The Strat-Tele Hybrid is available now for $1,999/£1,609 - head over to Fender for more info.

Check out Fender’s other Parallel Universe offerings in our original coverage from NAMM.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, 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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