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. The Spark-O-Matic Jazzmaster is a unique take on the definitive offset inspired by classic American automobiles - every bit as rock 'n' roll as you'd expect.
Body & Neck
First up, the 3-piece body is comprised of a mahogany core with curvy ash wings, giving the Spark-O-Matic a distinctly resonant low-end. A gloss nitro lacquer adds to the retro charm, letting the wood breathe and age gracefully.
A maple neck is combined with a rosewood fretboard; a perfect mixture of tonewoods. The neck features a satin nitro finish, again allowing it to age naturally and offering smooth playability. The headstock is varnished to match the golden hue of the body, a subtle touch that gives this Jazzmaster a little extra edge.
Hardware & Electronics
One of the most striking features about this instrument is the triple pickup configuration. These chrome-covered Seymour Duncan SM-1N / SM-3B mini humbuckers provide you with a tight, responsive growl that drastically changes character depending on your switching and playing style.
The American Pro Jazzmaster bridge and classic offset vibrato tailpiece is smooth and expressive, with a tasteful range of motion. Finally, ClassicGear tuners add a vintage touch while providing precise tuning accuracy and stability. Elegant while full of attitude, the Spark-O-Matic is every bit the 'something different' guitar.
- Model Name: Parallel Universe Volume II Spark-O-Matic Jazzmaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
- Series: Parallel Universe Volume II
- Country Of Origin: US
- Color: 3-Color Sunburst
- Body: 3-Piece Ash/Mahogany/Ash
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Body Shape: Jazzmaster®
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- 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 Dot - 7mm
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
- Pickup Configuration: HHH
- Bridge: American Professional Jazzmaster®
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Fender ClassicGear™
- Pickguard: None
- Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
- Strings: Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)