Fender Unveils New Alternate Reality Meteora HH

Fender has released the new Meteora HH, the latest addition to its Alternate Reality series of guitars. 

The offset-body design was first unveiled in November 2018 in a Tele-style dual-single-coil configuration as part of the Parallel Universe series. The new HH iteration, however, is designed to “roar onstage,” with a pair of Player Series Alnico 2 humbuckers.

The pickups are controlled via two volume knobs, a push-pull tone control that allows the player to split the humbuckers into single coils and a three-way toggle switch. Other features include an alder body, "Modern C” shape maple neck, pau ferro fingerboard and an Adjusto-matic bridge with string-through-body holes.

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." Previously, the company introduced the the Powercaster and the Sixty-Six to the collection.

The Alternate Reality Meteora HH is available in Candy Apple Red, Lake Placid Blue and Surf Green for $999.99

For more information, head to Fender.com (opens in new tab).

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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.