Chicago Music Exchange announces a collection of exclusive left-handed Fender offsets

The music store hopes to offer southpaws an alternative to more mainstream left-handed models.

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Chicago Music Exchange has announced an exclusive collection of left-handed Fender Made In Japan (MIJ) Traditional Series offsets.

The series consists of three different offset models: The MIJ Traditional 60s Jazzmaster, the MIJ Traditional 60s Mustang, and the MIJ Traditional 60s Jaguar.

The Jazzmaster features period-accurate specs such as Alnico single coils, a floating tremolo and a 25.5” scale length. The guitar comes finished in either California Blue, Flamingo Pink, Surf Green or Black.

The Mustang is modelled after the 1965 version and features, as Chicago Music Exchange says, “virtually the same specs” as the original. These specs include the patent number decal and “F” button tuners. The Mustang is available in Candy Apple Red or Sonic Blue.

The Jaguar features a shorter scale length neck, with 22 frets, and all the unique controls that define the instrument. The two alnico single-coils are modelled after the original Jaguar pickups. All three guitars feature a rosewood fretboard.

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A Fender MIJ 60s Jazz Bass is also on offer, with similar specs to a 1962 Jazz Bass. The same mid and low-end focused tone as the original bass is on offer, with a basswood body and rosewood fretboard.

The collection means lefties who’ve been relegated to whatever’s on offer at the local guitar shop will instead have a chance to pick up a high-spec’d vintage-styled guitar.

Watch guitarist Mdou Moctar demo the left-handed Fender offsets below:

The Jazzmaster lists for $1,199.99, and the Jaguar and Mustang list for $1,099.99.

The guitars are available to preorder now. More information at chicagomusicexchange.com.

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