Budweiser bodies and a new kind of competition stripe? Feast your eyes on Fender Japan’s early Christmas present: the Wasted Youth Telecaster and Mustang Bass collection

Fender Japan Wasted Youth Telecaster and Fender Japan Wasted Youth Mustang Bass
(Image credit: Fender Japan)

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without one last end-of-year release from Fender Japan – the Big F’s Asian branch that has been the brain behind some of the company’s best new releases in recent memory.

Around this time last year, we were treated to the Elemental Series of electric guitars, which debuted high-spec, mid-priced Stratocasters, Telecasters and Jazzmasters that catered especially to modern players. These, it turns out, were totally worth the hype.

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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.