Ron Thorn’s one-off guitar marks the Fender Custom Shop’s first ever Meteora build. It sports an ash body, a ‘60s C shape quarter sawn maple neck and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block fret inlays. This Meteora comes in a classic looking White Blonde nitro-cellulose finish with Closet Classic aging.
Notably, this iteration of the Meteora adopts neither the Tele single-coil combo of the Parallel Universe series, nor the humbucker duo of its Alternate Reality series counterpart, but instead a set of TV Jones Filter’Tron pickups. Specifically, these are a TV Jones Classic in the neck position and a Classic Plus in the bridge position. As for controls, there’s a master volume knob, a tone knob and a three-way pickup selector.
Unlike either of its predecessors too, Ron Thorn’s Meteora appears to adopt a hardtail bridge in lieu of the Parallel Universe model’s tele style bridge, and the Alternate Reality’s adjust-o-matic.
This one-of-a-kind Meteora is up for grabs at $10,999 through Lauzon Music of Ottawa, Ontario.
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Read our interview with Master Builder Ron Thorn, here.