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Fender The Powercaster Alternate Reality - Surf Green

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Pau Ferro Fingerboard, 1 Humbucker, and 1 Single-coil Pickup - Surf Green
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Throughout their history, Fender has occasionally had fun mixing and matching different components to create "parts-casters" that never were, but should have been: this is the Alternate Reality Series' raison d'être. The specimen under examination here is the Alternate Reality Powercaster. The Powercaster was designed from the ground up for high-octane musical hijinks and immense tonal dexterity. Mixing the massive sound of an Atomic humbucker with the girthy articulation of a single-coil MP-90 soapbar pickup, this instrument’s tone has a bit of an edge to it — ideal for slashing your way to the front of a packed mix. A roasted maple neck and swoopy pickguard add stability and visual flair to this unique axe. Music Experience's take: Combining vintage-inspired appointments with modern, player-centric features, the Powercaster delivers an arsenal of unique tones you'll find useful for any music genre.

Fender The Powercaster at a Glance:

  • Alder body; 24.75” scale length
  • One Atomic humbucking pickup (bridge); one soapbar single-coil pickup (neck)
  • Roasted maple neck with "Modern C” profile
  • Adjusto-matic™ bridge with stop tailpiece
  • Includes deluxe gig bag

Unique tone and enhanced playability

The Alternate Reality Powercaster’s secret sauce is its pickup configuration. Unusual for a Fender, the Powercaster combines the fat, snarling tone of a humbucking bridge pickup with the punchy bite of a single-coil MP-90 neck pup. The Modern C profile neck is crafted from roasted maple, which makes it resonant and warp-resistant, as well as giving it fetching visuals. The 9.5"-radius Pau Ferro fingerboard and 22 medium-jumbo frets offer a fast, familiar playing feel while extending the instrument’s range. The 24.75" scale length gives the Powercaster a unique feel and voice for a Fender, and the strings are easier to bend, courtesy of the shorter scale's reduced string tension. An Adjusto-matic bridge and sealed tuning machines provide rock-solid tuning stability.

What Fender Says...

The freshly-designed Powercaster was built from the ground up for high-octane musical fun and the ultimate in tonal versatility. Mixing the giant sound of an Atomic™ humbucking pickup with the articulate voice of a single-coil soapbar pickup, this guitar’s tone has a bit of an edge to it—perfect for slashing through a dense mix. A roasted maple neck and sweeping pickguard adds some visual flair to this unique instrument.

Alder Body

A classic Fender body wood, alder has warm tones with well-defined highs and a punchy attack.

Pickup Configuration

For sonic versatility and unique tone, this guitar sports an Atomic humbucking pickup matched to a soapbar single-coil pickup.

Adjusto-matic Bridge

The Adjusto-matic bridge offers stable tuning and accurate intonation.

3-way Toggle Switch

The 3-way pickup toggle switch makes it easy to switch between neck, bridge or both pickups.

22-Fret Neck

Adding another fret extends the range, while the “Modern C”-shaped neck profile and 9.5”-radius fingerboard are comfortable for any playing style.

24.75" Scale

With its 24.75” scale length, the Powercaster has a warmer sound and the reduced string tension makes bending strings easier.

Fender Alternate Reality Powercaster Features:

  • Alder body, gloss polyester finish
  • Roasted maple neck, Modern C profile, hand-rubbed oil finish
  • Pau Ferro fingerboard, 9.5" radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, dot inlays
  • 1.650" synthetic bone nut; 25.5" scale length
  • Standard cast/sealed tuning machines
  • Bridge pickup: Atomic Humbucker
  • Neck pickup: single-coil MP-90 Soapbar
  • 3-Position toggle pickup selector
  • Master Volume and Tone controls
  • Vintage-style 6-saddle Adjusto-Matic bridge with anchored tailpiece
  • Vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass knobs
  • Nickel/chrome hardware
  • Factory strings: Fender 250L NPS 9–42

            Body Type Solidbody
            Body Shape Alternate Reality Powercaster
            Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
            Number of Strings 6
            Body Material Alder
            Body Finish Gloss Polyester
            Color Surf Green
            Neck Material Roasted Maple
            Neck Shape Modern C
            Radius 9.5"
            Fingerboard Material Pau Ferro
            Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
            Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
            Scale Length 24.75"
            Nut Width 1.650"
            Nut Material Synthetic Bone
            Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage-style Adjusto-Matic with Anchored Tailpiece
            Tuners Standard Cast, Sealed
            Neck Pickup MP-90 Single-coil
            Bridge Pickup Atomic Humbucker
            Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
            Strings Fender USA 250L, .009-.042"
            Case Included Gig Bag
            Manufacturer Part Number 0143523357