Fender Japan’s wild Hybrid II HSS Stratocaster equips the Strat with a reverse Telecaster headstock

Fender Japan Hybrid Stratocaster II
(Image credit: Fender Japan)

Thanks to a string of wild, wacky and wonderful electric guitars, Fender Japan has become a reliable source of six-string wonderment. From its desirable collection of downsized Junior models to the electronic genius of its Miyavi Telecaster signature guitar, the Big F’s Asian branch has rarely – if ever – missed the mark.

But for its latest release – a new version of its Hybrid II Stratocaster – the brand has totally flipped the script. Literally.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.