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Fender Unveils New Troublemaker Tele

Fender Limited Edition Troublemaker Tele

Fender Limited Edition Troublemaker Tele (Image credit: Fender)

Fender has unveiled the latest addition to its ongoing Parallel Universe series of guitars, the aptly named Troublemaker Tele.

The Troublemaker Tele—which received a blindfolded test drive from John 5 last week—features a mahogany body and a bound, bookmatched maple top and lacquer finish, plus an Adjusto-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece.

The guitar also features an American Professional Tele neck with a large Strat headstock and a 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard. Shawbucker 1T and 2T humbuckers fill the pickup cavities, while a custom Cabronita pickguard also comes standard.

The Troublemaker Tele is available in Ice Tea Burst and Ice Tea Metallic finishes for $1,999.

For more info on the guitar, head on over to fender.com.

Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at guitarworld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.