Fender Unveils New Troublemaker Tele Deluxe
Merging Les Paul and Tele specs into an eye-catching hybrid model, this guitar sports a bolt-on neck and two PAF-emulating Double Tap humbuckers.
Fender has unveiled the latest addition to its Parallel Universe Volume II series, the Troublemaker Tele Deluxe.
Merging Les Paul and Tele specs into an eye-catching hybrid model, the Troublemaker Tele Deluxe is the follow-up to Fender's 2018 Troublemaker Tele.
The guitar has a bolt-on neck and 25.5" scale length – a lá a Tele – but also sports a bound mahogany body and neck, Adjusto-Matic bridge and tailpiece, two Double Tap humbuckers – which aim for PAF tones – and volume-matched coil-split tones.
The Troublemaker's 12” radius ebony fingerboard features 22 medium-jumbo frets, while the guitar is also outfitted with two volume and two tone controls, block inlays, a matching headstock and a custom neckplate.
The Fender Parallel Universe Vol II Troublemaker Tele Deluxe is available now – in an Olympic White lacquer finish with gold hardware – for $2,399. The guitar comes with a certificate of authenticity and custom Surf Green case.
For more info on the guitar, stop by fender.com (opens in new tab).
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