Even with the delay of the upcoming Evangelion 3.0+1.0 movie, the collaborations continue to pile on for Evangelion. This time is yet another unique collaboration as it really has no tie-in to our knowledge with the Evangelion series at all. World-famous guitar manufacturer Fender has announced today that there is an Asuka themed Telecaster guitar on the horizon.
The Fender Telecaster, known in the music world as the “Tele,” was the world’s first commercially successful solid-body electric guitar. Its simple yet effective design and revolutionary sound broke ground and set trends in electric guitar manufacturing and popular music. It was unveiled to the public for commercial sale as the “Broadcaster” in the Fall of 1950 and was the first guitar of its kind manufactured on a substantial scale and has been in continuous production in one form or another since its first incarnation. The Telecaster or Broadcaster has been used in many genres, including country, reggae, rock, pop, folk, soul, blues, jazz, punk, metal, alternative, indie, and R&B.
But this is no run of the mill Telecaster as it has been completely designed with Asuka and Eva Unit 02 in mind from the ground up. The main chassis itself has accents of Asuka’s red and orange plug suit as well as the red, orange, and green accents of the Eva Unit 02. Looking at the fretboard, it’s wood is accented with the Eva Unit 02 logo and on the rear of the guitar, the NERV logo is featured as a metal plaque alongside a production number so you can be sure of what number piece you own as the guitar is going to be produced in limited quantities.
The Fender Asuka Telecaster guitar started pre-orders today April 27th and will set you back a pretty penny to make one your own to the tune of ¥250,000 (approx $2333.00 USD.) With that small fortune, you are also obtaining an ABS molded hard case for the guitar which features the NERV logo as well as a plaque that acts as a certificate of authenticity with the guitar’s production number printed front and center on the paper. If you’re interested in owning one of these extremely limited guitars, you can pre-order here at the Fender website.