Two weeks ahead of the start of the NAMM convention, an image of a new guitar from Fender has been shared by Gear News. The site claims that the guitar “…is already appearing on Fender dealer websites.” While as of this time no official specs or details about this guitar have been confirmed by Fender, the new model has reportedly been dubbed the “Meteora.”
The guitar sports an offset body shape similar to a Jaguar or Jazzmaster but with somewhat sharper angles. Like Fender’s earlier American Standard Offset Telecaster, the pickups and control set reflect classic Telecaster appointments.
The pictured guitar also features a maple fingerboard with block inlays (in the style of a ’70s Jaguar), though it is possible that Fender will be releasing a rosewood version as well at some point.
There have been some other rumors of Fender’s planned NAMM releases already circulating, including full details on Ryan Adam’s new signature Strat.
This body shape was also used by Fender with a prototype called the “Voyager” in 2012.