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Fender Launches New Alternate Reality Series Sixty-Six Electric Guitar

Fender’s new Sixty-Six model electric guitar is now available at dealers and on Fender.com. Part of the company’s Alternate Reality series, the Sixty-Six—as explained in the accompanying demo video below—sports a “shrunken-down Jazz Bass body turned into a six-string guitar.”

The guitar features an ash body, a maple “Modern C”-shaped neck and a maple fingerboard. The HSS pickup configuration boasts a Player Series humbucker and a pair of Player Series single-coil Tele pickups in the middle and neck positions. There’s also a traditional five-way switch, a six-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo and Fender Vintage-Style tuning machines.

Fender's Alternate Reality Series is a limited-edition run of models where "multiple Fender design clues are mixed and matched within a single instrument." Last month, the company introduced the first model in the series, the Powercaster. 

The Alternate Reality Sixty-Six is available in 3-Color Sunburst, Daphne Blue and Natural for $899.99. 

For more information or to purchase, head over to Fender.com.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.