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Make’n Music and Fender Introduce the American Standard Offset Telecaster

Make’n Music and Fender Introduce the American Standard Offset Telecaster

Only 25 pieces of this exclusive initial run will be offered in Butterscotch Blonde.

Chicago, IL (June 3, 2016) -- International musical instrument retailer Make’n Music announces the “8th Wonder of Fender’s Magnificent 7,” a Limited-Edition American Standard Offset Telecaster. This is an incredibly distinctive instrument that combines design elements from two iconic Fender models: the Fender Telecaster and the Fender Jazzmaster. Only 25 pieces of this exclusive initial run will be offered in Butterscotch Blonde.

Company owner, Teddy Gordon states, "Ever since the first official Fender Telemaster-style electric guitar was ordered by Make’n Music back in 2005 and delivered in 2008, this unique Jazzmaster/Telecaster Hybrid design became an instant classic and coveted by offset lovers everywhere. Originally conceived in a dream and brought to reality by the Fender Custom Shop, this configuration is now officially referred to as the Offset Telecaster. Copied by many but never before seen in the official Fender production lineup, it’s an innovative concept and a truly original instrument. It has long been our hope to bring this traditionally "Custom Shop only" offering to USA production for a more player-friendly price point. We couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.”

The Limited Edition Fender Offset Telecaster features a highly distinctive offset body shape and combines it with the clear, bell-like voice of a Custom Shop Twisted Tele single-coil pickup in the neck position and a vintage-style Custom Shop Telecaster single-coil pickup in the bridge position. The neck features a very comfortable Modern “C” profile with a 9.5” radius and Medium Jumbo frets for incredible playability. What appears to be a typical string-through-body American Vintage Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles is actually unique in that those saddles feature adjustability for intonation on all six strings. The electronics include a three-way pickup selector switch, Master Volume and No Load Tone control. To cap things off, another unique feature is a premium Swamp Ash body finished in Butterscotch Blonde.


  • Exclusive Make’n Music Limited Edition (25-piece initial run)
  • Butterscotch Blonde Finish w/ 1-Ply Black Pickguard
  • Satin Neck Back with Gloss Fingerboard and Headstock
  • Premium Swamp Ash Body
  • 1-Piece Maple Neck
  • Modern “C” Profile
  • 25.5” Scale Length
  • 9.5” Fingerboard Radius
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • 1.685” Nut Width
  • Double Action Truss Rod
  • American Vintage Telecaster Bridge
  • 3x Brass Saddles (6-string individually intonatable)
  • Strings through the Body
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Limited Edition Neck Plate
  • 3-way Pickup Selector Switch
  • Master Volume Control
  • No Load Tone Control
  • Custom Shop Vintage-Style Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
  • Custom Shop "Twisted Tele" Single-Coil Pickup (Neck)
  • Hardshell Case
  • Accessory Package with Cable, Strap and Cloth
  • Manufacturer’s Part Number – 0171504750

This Make’n Music exclusive 25-piece limited run of the American Standard Offset Telecaster, is available for pre-order now for only $1499.99. Reserve yours today with a deposit of only $295. The guitars are expected to ship in late July.

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