First seen at Winter NAMM 2016, the American Standard Offset Telecaster turned heads with its mash-up of a Telecaster and Jazzmaster. Two years later, to the cheer of Fender enthusiasts worldwide, Chicago retailer Make’n Music is bringing the Offset Telecaster back, complete with updated specs and custom electronics.
And check out the pups on these beauties. A Wide Range-style Shawbucker, designed by Fender’s resident pickup guru, Tim Shaw, comes installed on the neck, while a Seymour Duncan Vintage Broadcaster on the bridge promises to deliver that ’50s Telecaster twang. The 2016 version of the guitar, on the other hand, had Fender Custom Shop single-coils.
An S1 switch installed in the tone control splits the neck pickups to create a variety of humbucking and single-coil configurations, while the dual 500k/250k volume control helps retain treble frequencies, even at lower volumes. For greater playing comfort, the neck is crafted with a modern “Deep C” profile with a 9.5-inch fretboard radius. Three American Professional brass saddles complete the set-up, improving intonation across all six strings.
Unfortunately, only 50 pieces of these babies exist, and they’re available exclusively from Make’n Music.
Check out the video, courtesy of the guys at Make’n Music, below:
The Offset Telecaster FSR is only available from Make’n Music, and lists for $1,599. For more information, visit makenmusic.com.