The Fender Parallel Universe series is back, bringing electric guitar "What Ifs?" to life! The Parallel Universe line is a series of limited edition guitars that take classic Fender designs to places you'd never normally see them. This model is a Jazzmaster-Stratocaster hybrid cleverly titled, the Jazz Strat.
The Jazz Strat takes the iconic shape and ergonomics of the Strat, and combines it with Jazzmaster pickups and hardware for a mashup of tone and aesthetics that'll surely set you apart. The Jazz Strat is finished in Mystic Surf Green and adorned with a custom Decoboom pickguard to complete the retro 50s look.
Body and Neck
The Jazz Strat features a Stratocaster body, one of the most beloved electric guitar shapes of all time thanks to its comfort and upper fret access. The Jazz Strat uses the tried and tested combination of an alder body, maple bolt-on neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. The neck profile is a medium "C" which feels comfortable in the hand and the 9.5" radius rosewood fingerboard provides a smooth, natural-feeling playing surface that's suited for chords and soloing alike.
While this might all feel very Strat-ish, there are a few nods to the Jazzmaster. The headstock features the Jazzmaster-specific Fender decal and the block inlays are another classic Jazzmaster design cue that adds a classy touch to this instrument.
Pickups and Hardware
The Jazzmaster influence comes through a lot stronger when it comes to the sound. At the heart of this guitar are two Fender Pure Vintage '65 Single-Coil Jazzmaster pickups. Jazzmasters are known for their clear, articulate sound that also grits up well and these pickups help replicate the sound of those classic vintage models.
The Jazz Strat features the American Professional Jazzmaster vibrato tailpiece and bridge. The Jazzmaster vibrato allows for both bold and subtle pitch-bending and the Mustang saddles on the bridge help keep the strings in place even with enthusiastic strumming.
- Series: Parallel Universe Volume II
- Country Of Origin: US
- Color: Mystic Surf Green
- Body: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Body Shape: Stratocaster®
- Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Shape: Medium "C"
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 22
- Frets Size: Medium Jumbo
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
- Position Inlays: White Pearloid Block
- Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '65 Single-Coil Jazzmaster®
- Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '65 Single-Coil Jazzmaster®
- Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Master Tone
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Pickup Configuration: SS
- Bridge: American Professional Jazzmaster®
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Fender ClassicGear™
- Pickguard: Custom Decoboom Streamline – 1-ply Ivory with Surf Green Accent
- Control Knobs: Vintage-Style Radio
- Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)