Fender Meteora HH w/ Pau Ferro Fingerboard in Lake Placid Blue

One of Fender's boldest offsets gets the humbucker treatment

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Sam Beattie

Fender's Alternate Reality range aims to offer something a little different, as the name suggests. Warped reflections of the classics, mind-bending hybrids and plenty of outside-the-box ideas. The Meteora was a recent introduction to Fender's roster, and for 2019, they've armed it with dual Player Series humbuckers for a truly hard-hitting sound. 

Fender's New Meteora Guitars from the Alternate Reality Range!

Unique offset design

The Meteora is undoubtedly among Fender's most eye-catching designs. Combining offset curves with retro angles reminiscent of tailfins, there's something otherworldly about it. An Alder body, Maple neck and Pau Ferro fretboard offer a perfectly balanced sound. Expect an even EQ response, resonant midrange and plenty of harmonic content without being overwhelming. The Meteora has a sound that's just waiting to be moulded into your style.

Dual Humbuckers

The previous Meteora had two single-coil pickups, similar to a Telecaster. By adding two Player Series hunbuckers to the mix, Fender have give it a well-deserved turbo boost. This, combined with the new fretboard material, second volume control and push-pull coil split takes the Meteora's tonal potential to new heights. 

Key features:

  • Alder body
  • “Modern C”-shaped neck profile; 9.5”-radius fingerboard
  • Two Player Series chrome-covered humbucking pickups
  • Adjusto-matic bridge with string-through-body holes
  • Includes deluxe gig bag

Here's what Fender say:

Motion meets balance with a touch of elegance with the Meteora HH, which sports a sleek body shape that carries on our tradition of arresting aesthetic design. The sound is as propulsive as its visually stimulating lines—it wants to roar on stage, thanks to the two fat-sounding Player Series humbucking pickups. With its retro-modern offset body shape, the Meteora HH has guts and grace and is distinctively Fender.

Powered by a duet of powerful Players Series humbucking pickups with chrome covers, this guitar can kick out anything you need from sparkling cleans to growling grit. The push-pull tone control lets you split the pickups, giving you classic Fender single-coil tones. We put another cool trick in too; a push-push switch on the pickguard swaps the volume controls, so you can easily do volume swells using either pickup. The elegant 25.5”-scale maple neck sports a “Modern C”-shaped profile, along with a 12”-radius fingerboard for speedy playability, 22 medium-jumbo frets and a synthetic bone nut. An alder body and Adjusto-matic™ bridge with string-through-body holes complete the package with elegantly functional style.

A brave new entry with one foot in our past and eyes to our future, the Meteora HH is the newest way to explore your creative limits. Includes a deluxe gig bag.


  • Body shape: Meteora
  • Body material: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Neck material: Maple
  • Neck shape: Modern C
  • Fretboard material: Pau Ferro
  • Fretboard radius: 12"
  • Fret size: medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Pickup configuration: H/H
  • Bridge pickup:Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking
  • Neck pickup: Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking
  • Bridge: Adjusto-Matic with Strings-Through-Body 
  • Controls: bridge volume, neck volume, push/push switch to reverse volume controls, master tone (with push/pull for coil split)
  • Control knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuners: Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Case: Deluxe Gig Bag
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