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Fender Unveils Limited Edition Parallel Universe ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass

Fender Limited Edition Parallel Universe '51 Telecaster PJ Bass

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:

Scale:34″
Body:Ash
Body Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck:Maple
Neck Profile:“1963” C-shape
Neck Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Front, Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Back
Fingerboard:Maple
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″
Frets:20 Narrow Tall
Inlays:Black Dot
Pickups:Custom Shop ‘60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge), Custom Shop ‘60s Split Single-Coil Precision Bass (Middle)
Controls:V/V/T
Bridge:4-Saddle HiMass Vintage-Style Bass
Tuners:Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts
Case:Elite Molded Case
Other:Certificate of Authenticity

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