Fender cooks up triple trouble with the Troublemaker Tele Deluxe Bigsby

Fender Parallel Universe Volume II Troublemaker Tele Deluxe Bigsby
(Image credit: Fender)

For its third Les Paul-inspired Troublemaker Tele, Fender has tripled the trouble, as it announces the – deep breath – Parallel Universe Volume II Troublemaker Tele Deluxe Bigsby.

Decked out in a classic ‘tuxedo’ look, the TTDB, as we’re calling it, boasts a black lacquer-finished bound mahogany body decked out with gold hardware – including its namesake Bigsby tremolo and Adjusto-Matic bridge.

The TTDB further stands out from its Troublemaking brethren with a trio of Fender’s Double Tap humbuckers, which have been custom-calibrated for this model.

What’s more, those humbuckers can be split via push-push volume controls to offer access to up to eight pickup sounds.

Elsewhere, the guitar features a bound mahogany neck with 25.5"-scale, 12”-radius ebony fingerboard and pearloid inlays, as well as a custom neck plate, Certificate of Authenticity and custom color hardshell case.

Fender Parallel Universe Volume II Troublemaker Tele Deluxe Bigsby

(Image credit: Fender)

The Parallel Universe Volume II Troublemaker Tele Deluxe Bigsby is available now for $2,499. Head over to Fender.com for more info.

It follows the Troublemaker Tele Deluxe and similarly LP-inspired Uptown Strat in Fender’s line-up of Parallel Universe model mash-ups.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.