Let's not talk too much about this one because we've already seen/ known it- the Offset Tele. It's Fender's brilliant attempt at market testing. That's right, they were looking at us, looking at how resistant/accommodating we were when it comes to accepting a mis-match which was officially declared as legit by the manufacturer. By now, we are sensitized & would probably want one. At the very least, our reason is- it's a Fender.
So this year when they release models bordering on being spastic, they know it won't be too shocking for the Fender Benders out there because they let their scapegoat run free before, into welcoming arms it seems. Anyway, Fender did what they thought they should do & released a few cross breeds & the initial 'limited edition' status could very well signal them being spot models. Let's take a look at some of them, starting with this one- the Jaguar Strat. As Strat as its outline suggests, you won't get too stratty when it comes to tones. I own both a Strat & Jaguar, these are not direct substitutes. They minimized complications by including the American Pro circuitry.
Still on planet Strat, we have the Whiteguard Strat. That's downright perplexing isn't it? It's clearly a Tele headstock & electronics but the Strat body dictates the name. This one comes loaded with a pair of '51 Nocaster pickups which would make it sound like, you guessed it, a Tele. But heck no, it's called a Strat.
To be continued...