The First Coming
What was idea behind the original Meteora?
Fender’s Partrallel Universe models have been consistently interesting; guitars that could have existed in Fender’s history that never did... now brought to life. The original limited run Meteora was a US model and took a leaf out of the standard Telecaster in the same way the HH model nods to the Thinline’s Wide Range humbuckers. Designed by Josh Hurst of Fender’s Research & Development department, the idea was to introduce an unfamiliar shape but with the familiar Tele configuration. “I think the guitar is more or less designed for people who are not traditional guitar consumers,” said Hurst. “They’re not into traditional guitar shapes – they want something that’s a little bit different, a little more edgy – more futuristic looking.”