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 Troublemaker Tele Custom is a striking take on the Telecaster formula, expanding in just about every direction. Come to think of it, it looks a little familiar...
Body & Neck
A mahogany body offers weighty low-end resonance rather than the usual Tele twang. A gloss nitro lacquer adds to the retro charm, letting the wood breathe and age gracefully.
The neck continues the mahogany theme. Mahogany is known for its unparalleled sustain and hefty bass response, so a double-bill is sure to deliver on both fronts. The neck also features a satin nitro finish, again allowing it to age naturally and offering smooth playability.
Hardware & Electronics
On the pickup front, it's a triple bill of Custom Double Tap humbuckers - what better way to make the most of a mahogany body and neck combo? Naturally, you get a 3-way pickup switch and volume/tone controls for the bridge and neck pickups respectively. Go from scream to roar in no time.
As if that wasn't eye-popping enough, Fender have opted for an Adjusto-Matic bridge with Bigsby trem - complete with all-gold hardware. A spellbinding instrument that's as luxurious as it is rock 'n' roll - a real one-of-a-kind entry in Fender's catalogue!
- Model Name: Parallel Universe Volume II Troublemaker Tele® Custom, Ebony Fingerboard, Black
- Series: Parallel Universe Volume II
- Country Of Origin: US
- Color: Black
- Body: Mahogany
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Body Shape: Telecaster®
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Shape: Modern "C"
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 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: Custom Double Tap™ Humbucking
- Middle Pickup: Custom Double Tap™ Humbucking
- Neck Pickup: Custom Double Tap™ Humbucking
- Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
- Pickup Configuration: HH
- Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™
- Hardware Finish: Gold
- Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed with Pearl Buttons
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
- Control Knobs: Black "Witch Hat"
- Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)