Fender’s most eye-popping release of 2020 has arrived - meet the Evangelion Asuka Telecaster

Fender 2020 Evangelion Asuka Telecaster
(Image credit: Fender Japan)

Japan always gets the coolest - or at least the most visually distinctive - electric guitars. And that’s certainly the case with the latest output from Fender Japan, which celebrates the release of the latest movie from long-running mecha anime Neon Genesis Evangelion.

The 2020 Evangelion Asuka Telecaster pays tribute to series favorite Asuka and her suit design - the guitar even comes with a certificate and graphics of the character carrying this very Tele.

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Michael Astley-Brown
Editor-in-Chief, GuitarWorld.com

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.