Fender Releases TWO Limited-Edition Guitars - the Alternate Reality Sixty-Six and Rarities Flame Maple Top Stratocaster models

Fender Guitars officially launched New Alternate Reality series Sixty-Six and Rarities series Flame Maple Top Stratocaster.

Classic Fender sound meets unique visual style in the Sixty-Six, which makes a bold statement with its downsized Jazz Bass® body. The flexible HSS pickup configuration can crank out anything you ask from fat leadsto funky rhythm tones. Combining vintage-inspired appointments with modern, player-oriented features, it’s packed with a ton of useful, unique sounds. Made for the stage, this instrument delivers the sound and feel we’re famous for, and then some.
Engineered for classic Fender tone, with a bit of an edge for modern guitarists, the fat-sounding Player Series humbucking bridge pickup is joined by a pair of snarling Player Series single-coil Tele® pickups in the middle and neck positions. The traditional five-way switch gets you all the tones you need from the unique pickup set.

The six-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo keeps everything in tune while providing a dash of vintage aesthetics. Ideal for almost any playing style, the neck sports a “Modern C”-shaped profile, along with a 9.5”-radius fingerboard and 22 medium-jumbo frets for a comfortable playing feel.

Sixty-Six Model Demo Video:

Limited-Edition Alternate Realities Sixty-Six Specifications:

  • Ash body, gloss polyester finish
  • Maple neck, Modern C profile, gloss polyester finish
  • Maple fingerboard, 9.5" radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, dot inlays
  • 1.650" synthetic bone nut; 25.5" scale length
  • Fender Vintage-Style tuning machines

FINISH OPTIONS: The Sixty-Six is offered in Daphne Blue, 3-Tone Sunburst, and Natural
PRICE: $899.99

Sixty-Six in Daphne Blue finish

Sixty-Six in 3-Tone Sunburst finish

Sixty-Six in Natural finish

Second, The Rarities Flame Maple Top Stratocaster features a two-piece alder body with a Golden Brown flame maple top and a solid rosewood neck capped with a flame maple fingerboard. The Pure Vintage 65 Strat pickups add a classic voice to the more modern DoubleTap™ bridge pickup which offers both a sweet humbucking voice and—via an S-1™ switch—a dynamic single-coil sound.
The “Modern C”-shaped solid rosewood neck with flame maple fingerboard provides both depth and snap while the 9.5”-14” compound-radius fingerboard and narrow-tall frets make bending easy. Other features include black pearloid dot inlays, two-point synchronized tremolo with bent-steel saddles and pop-in arm, staggered-height tuning machines and special Limited Edition neck plate. Includes a brown vintage-style hardshell case.

Rarities Flame Maple Top Stratocaster Specifications:

•Two-piece alder body with flame maple top
•Solid rosewood neck with flame maple fingerboard
•One custom DoubleTap humbucking bridge pickup; two Pure Vintage ’65 single-coil Stratocaster middle and neck pickups
•“Modern C”-shaped solid rosewood neck; 9.5”-14”-compound-radius flame maple fingerboard
•Two-point synchronized tremolo
•Includes vintage-style hardshell case

Rarities Flame Maple Top Stratocaster.

 FINISH OPTION: The Rarities Flame Maple Top Stratocaster is offered in Golden Brown.
PRICE: $2,499.99

Both new models are now available at dealers and on Fender.com.