This Fender is interesting.

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by GVDobler, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. GVDobler

    GVDobler Synchromatic

    May 15, 2011
    Las Vegas
    Any love for the Fender Parallel universe Tele?

    Parallel Universe Whiteguard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I like the shape of a Strat but really want a Tele, so...what do you think?

    Ps: the reverse looks awful. They offer a Tele body with Strat stuff.
  2. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    Aug 14, 2011
    The Thinline on the right was my favorite from that collection.

  3. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Interesting but...kind of expensive for what it is. So it seems to me anyways.
  4. larryr

    larryr Gretschie

    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.

    I rolled my own version.
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I like it. Similar to the Pawnshop '51 they did a few years back. But If I wanted something like that I'd say 1200 bucks at Warmoth?
  6. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    I think it's got Tele parts put in a Strat body.... and absurdly expensive also :)

    The belly cutaway Tele's made past 10 yrs are equally as comfy as a Strat and sound no different to any other Tele imo
  7. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Have you checked out the Ibanez Talman? They have a std for around 400 clams and a Fujigen made Prestige for 1200.00. I like them. Screenshot_2019-10-09-02-10-53-1.png
    Also, Yamaha made a Pacifica402s in the '90s that is just killer (i have one) and a total bargain, has a belly cut too. Screenshot_2019-10-09-02-17-08-1.png theres one on Reverb right now for 300 bux!!;)
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  8. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Yeah I really like that Pacifica 402.
    Have you played one - does it sound just like a real Tele with those pups ?
  9. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    I own one man! It's my "Tele", stock pickups are not bad at all ceramics, mine now has a P90 front and alnico Chandler in back. Killer guitars. 20190725_162702.jpg
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  10. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    I've got no experience w/ the model in question, but I still love my Fender Pawn Shop '72 I grabbed used for ~ $600 IIRC a few years ago every time I pull it out. Great MiJ Tele neck & thinline Strat body + a Lollar Novel T at the bridge & a MojoTone WRHB at the neck & a Hipshot bridge & it's a pretty great '70s Custom in function IMO:
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  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    There`s something about it that pushes some buttons with me.
  12. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Not bad, but the $2K price tag seems a bit much.
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  13. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    Jul 23, 2019
    I had to part with my Yamaha RGX series 1980's vintage, maybe slightly earlier vintage than the Pacifica models? It was a pretty decent HSS Strat copy with a Floyd-Rose type tremolo and short scale length 24 fret neck, your typical '80s shredder. That was the one I had to part with to make room for my Gretsch Electromatic 12 string last July. I never was much of a shredder. Seems like Yamaha has always made good-quality budget guitars.

    Kind of cool for Fender to mix them up a little, why not put a Tele on a Strat body? I put a Strat neck on my Tele, I just prefer a Rosewood fingerboard over hard Maple, and that was what was available in the store on sale at the time.
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