Fender Parallel Universe Volume II Maverick Dorado Electric Guitar - Firemist Gold


One of the most outlandish models offered by Fender® over the years, the Maverick – also known as the Custom – may just be the boldest of them all. Comprised of leftover 12-string necks, bodies and pickups transformed into a very unique 6-string. It was like nothing else on the market, with a kind of misfit glamour that made it greater than the sum of its parts. Whether you loved it or not, playing a Maverick was a statement.

Inspired by the bravado of that original model, the Maverick Dorado kicks up the swagger with a pair of Tim Shaw designed Filter’Tron™ style humbucking pickups, a Bigsby® vibrato and dark ebony fingerboard


The Fender Parallel Universe Vol. II Maverick Dorado pays homage to a rarely-seen guitar in Fender history. Released in 1969, the Maverick (or “Custom”) was a hodge-podge of parts, made of leftover 12-string necks, bodies and pickups. Still, it had a goofy grandeur. The Maverick Dorado proudly takes that design, adds Tim Shaw humbuckers and a Bigsby vibrato to create a modern, professional instrument with serious swagger that is here at Guitar Center.

Maverick Dorado Main Features

Gloss-finished alder body 24.75" scale maple neck with C-shape profile, 9.5" radius ebony fretboard
Dual Tim Shaw-designed humbuckers with Filter’Tron covers
Adjusto-matic bridge with Bigsby B50 vibrato tailpiece

Tonewoods, Fit and Finish

The Maverick Dorado features an alder body, a wood that has been a Fender mainstay since the late ’50s. Alder is lightweight with excellent sustain and a sharp attack. A gloss-finish of nitrocellulose lacquer gives the Maverick Dorado a vintage look, but with a futuristic appeal.

Maverick Dorado Neck Construction

The maple neck has a ’60s C-shape profile. The ebony neck has a more modern 9.5" radius. Medium jumbo frets facilitate bigger bends.

Tim Shaw Humbuckers

Fender in-house pickup guru Tim Shaw designed the Maverick Dorado’s dual humbuckers. The bridge ’bucker is powerful and throaty; the neck has more chime. A 3-way switch and master volume/tone pots dial up a variety of tones and textures to fit in any genre of music.

Maverick Dorado Hardware

It’s rare to see an Adjusto-matic bridge on a Fender, but the Maverick Dorado isn’t exactly a rule-follower. Paired with a Bigsby B50, the Maverick is capable of subtle surf vibrato, or wang-bar wildness for the young at heart who kneel down at the altar of classic rock. Tuning machines are deluxe cast/sealed with pearl buttons.

Other specs include white pearloid block inlays, 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard, bone nut and aged “witch hat” control knobs.

The Fender Parallel Universe Vol. II Maverick Dorado comes with a certificate of authenticity and a Surf Green deluxe hardshell case.



  • Alder body finished in gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Maple neck with ’60s C-shape, ebony fretboard with medium jumbo frets
  • Dual Tim Shaw-designed humbuckers with Filter'Tron covers
  • Adjust-o-matic bridge with Bigsby B50 vibrato tailpiece, deluxe cast/sealed tuners with pearl buttons, bone nut
  • Body Type: Double Cutaway Solid Body
  • Top wood: Do Not Display
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Neck finish: Satin Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width/material: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Bone
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Master volume Master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Individual saddle
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby
  • Tuning machines: Sealed Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel/Chrome 
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Fender

Type: Electric