Fender’s new Alternate Reality Powercaster is their latest new guitar for 2019 and launches at Winter NAMM. Okay, I love offset guitars, but man is this thing ugly!
Fender Alternate Reality Powercaster
This new Alternate Reality Powercaster by Fender looks to my eye like someone tried to copy Fender and failed miserably. Man is it ugly as sin, or is it me? Sorry Fender, but this new guitar is hideous!
The body is alder and comes on three finishes White Opal, Surf Green and 3-Colour Sunburst, but to be fair though it looks equally bad in all three options. It has a roasted maple neck with a 24.75” scale length and Modern C-profile with a Pau Ferro fretboard.
Hardware is an Atomic humbucking pickup in the bridge position and a soapbar single-coil pickup in the neck. These are controlled by a single Volume and Tone control, plus a three-way toggle switch. The Fender Adjusto-matic bridge with stop tailpiece holds it all down on this hardtail model.
I’m obviously not a fan of this guitar and think it looks pretty awful myself. Best internet forum comment I’ve read on it so far was this one by AwakentheDawn over on TGP forum, who is now my hero-
Looks like fender ate a spicy jazzmaster, drank some yaeger, stopped at taco bell after tokin a bowl and this came out
You may love it though, so I won’t say anything else bad about it. I just think I’m in the wrong Alternate Reality, Now, where are my matches?
RRP – USD 899