USED MINT Fender Limited Edition Parallel Universe American Elite Telecaster 2017 Antique Cherry Sunburst
MINT. Hang tags, paperwork, original case, un-installed strap locks, case keys, stickers, no dings, no scratches. Amazingly versatile guitar!
Body: Ash w/ Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck: Maple w/Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish & Gloss Headstock Face
Neck Shape: Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple w/ Radius 9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Nut: Bone / 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Bridge Pickup: Shawbucker™
Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Tele
Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Tele
Bridge: 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
This limited-edition model started the American Elite Telecaster series, so it boasts the Elite appointments like a compound-radius fingerboard, a compound "C"-to-"D" shaped neck, contoured neck heel and unique truss rod adjustment wheel. From there, it gets supercharged with an interesting HSS pickup configuration.
"A lot of professional players over the years have added an extra pickup to their Telecasters so they can get more tonal range," said Senior Product Development Manager for Fender Guitars and Basses Allen Abbassi. "And one of the most popular mods for a Telecaster is to put a Stratocaster pickup in the middle position."
But this middle pickup on the Parallel Universe Elite Tele is no Strat pickup. Instead, it is a Telecaster bridge pickup mounted in the middle position at the same angle it would be in the bridge position. In addition, a Fender ShawBucker humbucking pickup is mounted directly to the body.
"With the tonal options of the ShawBucker, it gives you the ability to create heavy sounds, clean sounds, and nice soaring leads," said Abbassi. "You can also get Telecaster-style sounds."
The Parallel Universe Elite Tele's switching system unlocks a variety of pickup configurations.
"We included a five-way switch that gives you all the pickup configurations of a Strat, but we also have the S1 switch that allows you to add the neck pickup in positions where it's normally not on," explained Abbassi. "So you can engage the standard Tele bridge and neck pickups at the same time, or all three at once."
Rounding out the Parallel Universe Elite Tele is an eye-catching Aged Cherry Burst nitrocellulose lacquer finish that lets the body breathe, a hardtail bridge with polished saddles and a bevel carved into the top so players can comfortably rest their forearms.
All in all, the Parallel Universe Elite Tele offers stunning looks, easy playing feel and flexible sound can scratch any musical itch.