Fender Made in Japan Hybrid II now available!

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Fender Made in Japan Hybrid II now available!

Fender Made in Japan Hybrid
Words by Mixdown staff

In 2017, Fender's guitars and basses made in Japan underwent a comprehensive overhaul.

With meticulous oversight from the U.S. product team, every aspect of production, from wood and parts selection to manufacturing processes, was enhanced to achieve an even higher level of product quality, as you find in the new Fender Hybrid II models. These new models are now available in Australia!

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Each guitar in the Hybrid II range features vintage locking tuners, a modern “C” shaped neck with a satin finish, a 9.5″ radius fingerboard, narrow-tall frets, and is equipped with either a two-point tremolo system or vintage-style floating trem. The basses boast a sustain block under the vintage-style bridge with vintage-style tuners. All models sport newly designed Hybrid II Custom Voiced pickups.

Fender Made in Japan Hybrid II Jazzmaster

The 2024 Collection Made in Japan Hybrid II introduces a range of new pickup configuration models crafted in response to high demand from players. This collection includes the Stratocaster HSS and the Stratocaster® HSH, featuring the newly designed Hybrid II Custom Voiced Humbucking pickups, as well as the unique Telecaster SH-style models. Additionally, the Jazz Bass® PJ stands out on the bass side.

Another appealing feature is that the 2024 Collection introduces new metal ore and sky-themed finishes to its standard models. The models which will be released in March will feature quilted maple tops in ore inspired finishes, including “Aquamarine,” embo dying the transparency and beauty of the jem stone by the same name, “Red Beryl,” an exquisite deep red emerald color, and “Larimar,” which is inspired by a rare ore. While the models to be released in June will feature flame maple tops in “Celeste Blue,” an elegant sky-blue color, “Sunset Orange Transparent,” a warm orange colour reminiscent of a beautiful sunset, and “Twilight,” which is inspired by the color of the sky before sunrise and after sunset. These stunning finishes will be available on the standard Telecaster, Stratocaster, Jazzmaster, and Jazz Bass models.

For more info, visit Fender Australia.