We’ve just heard that Fender is planning to launch a limited edition Meteora model at this month’s NAMM Show – and it looks certain to divide opinion. Will you love it or hate it?
Fender Limited Edition Meteora
Well, it kind of looks like the bastard child of a Telecaster and a Jazzmaster, but with a more angular slant than a Telemaster. Will the punters dig this design?
The jury is out for me. I think it looks a little odd, but I am sure some players will adore this one. It has an ash body with a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer butterscotch finish and a maple neck, with black block inlays that has an American Vintage ’65 Jazzmaster C-profile, so it looks cool.
The headstock has deluxe staggered tuners and comes with a vintage-style spaghetti logo in gold, so it will look kind of vintage but with modern features. In fact, that kind of sums up this whole guitar.
Loaded with a Custom Shop Vintage-Style Tele single coil in the bridge and a Custom Shop Twisted Tele single coil in the neck, this guitar may have some Telecaster twang about it. Also, the Meteora has compensated brass saddles on its Tele bridge and a bone nut, so tuning and intonation should be pretty decent.
Each guitar has a Limited Edition micro-tilt neck plate to let you know its a special run and there is a Fender Elite guitar case available for it as well. There are no official details on Fender’s own site yet, but it is already appearing on Fender dealer websites, so you may be able to place orders for one by now.
RRP – GBP 1599