Fender presented a retrospective line of instruments this year with the American Original Series, but they also imagined some axes from another dimension that blurred timelines. The Parallel Universe lineup was revealed to include several guitars and one bass: the ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass. The limited edition blends aspects from several instruments across the years.
“The ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass combines elements from the Precision and Jazz Bass models with a 34″-scale Telecaster bass maple neck with an American Vintage ’63 P Bass-shaped profile,” Fender writes.
The slab ash body is fitted with a single-ply black pickguard and sports a lacquer finish. Its pickups are Fender’s Custom Shop ’60s P Bass split coil matched to a Custom Shop ’60s Jazz Bass single-coil in the bridge position. Other features include a HiMass vintage bridge and a vintage-style “spaghetti” Fender logo.
The Fender Limited Edition Parallel Universe ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass will ship with a hardshell case and a certificate of authenticity. It is expected to ship in December with a price point of $1,999.99.
Fender Limited Edition Parallel Universe ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass Specs:
|Body Finish:||Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Profile:||“1963” C-shape|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Front, Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Back|
|Frets:||20 Narrow Tall|
|Pickups:||Custom Shop ‘60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge), Custom Shop ‘60s Split Single-Coil Precision Bass (Middle)|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle HiMass Vintage-Style Bass|
|Tuners:||Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts|
|Case:||Elite Molded Case|
|Other:||Certificate of Authenticity|