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Fender Japan Releases Anime-Inspired Evangelion Asuka Telecaster

(Image credit: Fender Japan)

Though it carries almost all of the guitars offered by its main, American-based counterpart, Fender's Japanese arm is notable for the super-creative, Japan-only custom creations it often unveils.

To that end, Fender Japan has pulled back the curtain on one of its most striking creations to date, the Evangelion Asuka Telecaster. 

Inspired by the popular anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion, this colorful Tele features a high-gain Alumitone humbucker and single coil pairing, all-black hardware, a red synthetic bone nut, a custom 12th-fret inlay and a NERV neck plate.

The guitar's unique paint job is modeled on one of the anime's characters, Asuka, and her suit design. The molded case that comes with the guitar features a certificate and a graphic of Asuka carrying the guitar.

(Image credit: Fender Japan)

The Fender Evangelion Asuka Telecaster will be available in July (its release will coincide with that of the Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 movie) for ¥250,000, or around $2,300.

For more info on the guitar, point your browser over to, and switch your region to Japan.