This Gibson-Fender mashup works so well, it looks like something Leo Fender would've naturally made in a parallel universe.
Why We Love This
When the Telecaster Jr was released by the Fender Custom Shop in the 90s, the boutique guitar landscape looked quite a bit different than it does today. Seeing 'mash-up' guitars in the marketplace wasn't quite as common as it is today. Even though it's become more accepted - heck, even Fender dove headfirst into this category with their Parallel Universe guitars - there are a few pairings that have stood the test of time...
...like, say, this killer 1995 Telecaster Jr. There's something about the Telecaster's design that lends itself to experimentation. If you consider the late 60s / early 70s Telecasters, Fender was already taking this Gibson-meets-Fender approach (looking at you Tele Deluxe, for example).
So what makes this Tele Jr special / worthy of your consideration is the unusual set-neck construction. Pair this with a mahogany body and neck, P90s, and a 25 1/2" scale, and you've got the makings of a fun ride - and it is.
The P90s in this Tele Jr are exactly what we look for in a great set of P90s. They're full of midrange, chime, punch, and most importantly, a snotty attitude. These pickups will drive your tube amp into the sweetest overdrive with the perfect amount of compression, all while staying clear and articulate. Perfect!