Fender have just released the latest in their line of Parallel Universe electric guitars – the Troublemaker Tele. Interestingly though, it seems to take its cues from that other guitar company, with more than a few touches of Les Paul flair.
The Troublemaker Tele is Fender’s latest from the stable of Parallel Universe guitars. It’s raised a few eyebrows by copping a few stylistic trademarks from the Gibson Les Paul.
The silhouette of this new electric combines a Telecaster body with a Stratocaster headstock – nothing to controversial there. It’s only once you take a closer look that you realise why it’s earned the Troublemaker moniker.
The mahogany body, bookmatched maple top and Ice Tea Burst finish all recall the iconic Gibson model.
Other tech specs include twin humbuckers and adjusto-matic bridge with vintage tremolo and stop tailpiece, bone nut and modern 9.5″ radius fingerboard.