Hollywood, CA (August 9, 2018) -- Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) debuted its 2018 electric guitar and bass offerings at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California.

“From the American Original Series and Parallel Universe Collection to the Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline artist signature series model – there’s a solid offering for avid guitar players in 2018,” said Justin Norvell, SVP Fender Products. “American Original Series speaks to that player who loves vintage-inspired design and tone. On the other end of the spectrum is Parallel Universe, which celebrates the modular nature of Fender guitars, splicing together DNA from various Fender models to create off-the-wall hybrids. On the artist side, we’re excited to have worked with Eric Johnson–one of the most talented guitar players on the planet–to create the first semi-hollow Stratocaster. He’s known for having the most detailed, critical standards for his instruments–and the quality and care is apparent in his second artist signature series model with us.”

One of the biggest splashes had to be the introduction of the Parallel Universe Collection that started rolling out in April 2018. The line features hybrid pairings of Fender’s notable guitar and bass models; they celebrate the brand’s continued innovation and the tremendous modular capabilities of Fender instruments.

Their newest addition to the Collection is the Tele Thinline Super Deluxe. Step out on stage in style with the elegantly double-bound Tele Thinline Super Deluxe. Limited-edition Western flair meets classic sound in this instrument that manages to be raw and refined at the same time. How? We added a pair of rich-sounding TV Jones® Classic pickups and familiar controls with a twist to our now-classic semi-hollow Tele design and topped it with a stunning finish and silver sparkle pickguard, making old-school cool look new all over again.

Features include:

  • Semi-hollow alder Tele Thinline body with double white binding; lacquer finish; ‘70s Tele Thinline silver sparkle pickguard.
  • American Professional “Deep C”-shaped neck; 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual TV Jones Classic humbucking pickups
  • American Professional Tele Deluxe hardtail bridge; Limited Edition neck plate
  • Includes hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity

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