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FENDER Artisan Tele Caballo Tono Ligero - Koa

Limited Edition Custom Shop Telecaster Electric Guitar with AAA Koa

Manufacturer code: FENDER 923-1007-396

Reidys code: 23568     Warranty: 2 Years***



What Reidys say...

"It would be very easy for me to describe every Fender Custom Shop guitar as 'one of my favourite guitars we've had in', but this Koa Artisan Tono Ligero Caballo Tele really is. The bridge pickup is wonderfully bright and very responsive - what you put in is exactly what you get out. It's a Custom Shop 51 Nocaster single coil which evokes all the twang from the Telecaster's earliest days. In the neck position you've got a TV Jones Classic which is based on the late 50s/early 60s Gretsch Filter'Tron. It's got a nice growl to it when put through an overdriven amp but also cleans up very nicely. Whilst on its own the TV Classic is somewhere inbetween the classic Fender and Gibson sound, in this model, it really adds to the Telecaster tone. Two great pickups also mean you get a great combined sound in the middle configuration. With this Tele you can cover pretty much all bases; from rockabilly, to blues, to rock and more.

The Tasmanian blackwood body and koa top not only add to the resonance and articulation of the instrument, they also make it look amazing (no pictures can do it justice!). It's a pleasure to play - everything from the 1963 neck profile to how the body rests when sat down with it. As with any Fender Custom Shop guitar, you get a wider and more defined frequency range when plugged in, the build quality is astounding, plus you're investing in an instrument that's going to bring you years and years of joy!"

Richard Blenkinsop, Guitar Expert

What Fender say....

The latest addition to the highly acclaimed Custom Shop Artisan Series, the Custom Shop Limited Edition Artisan Tele Caballo Tono Ligero Koa is a tastefully elegant instrument with sophisticated style and deep rich tone.

A hand wound Custom Shop '51 Nocaster pickup in the bridge position accurately reproduces the classic twang and shimmer of a Tele, while the TV Jones Classic neck pickup offers authentic growl and grind. The reversed control plate makes it easier to quickly access the volume and tone controls and the RSD-designed bridge sports a lower side profile and redesigned brass saddles. With its 1963 C-shaped profile and modern 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard, the 21-fret one-piece AAA birdseye maple neck is perfect for all playing styles.

The lacquer-finished Thinline body is crafted from Tasmanian Blackwood, and capped with a bound AAA koa top, adding crispness and definition to the guitar's voice. Other aesthetic appointments include chrome hardware, Sperzel die-cast tuning machines with white pearloid buttons and one-ply gold anodized pickguard. The Limited Edition Artisan Tele Caballo Tono Ligero Koa is the ideal instrument for players who appreciate classic Fender design matched with beautiful tone and elegant wood - a dream guitar from the Dream Factory.

Includes an engraved Limited Edition neck plate, Certificate of Authenticity and deluxe hardshell case.

Full Specification
Model Name: Limited Edition Artisan Tele® Caballo Tono Ligero - Koa
Model Number: 9231007396
Series: Custom Limited
Color: Natural

Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Binding: Bound Top
Body Material: Tasmanian Blackwood
Body Finish: Lacquer
Body Top: AAA Koa

Neck Material: 1-Piece AAA Birdseye Maple Neck
Neck Shape: 1963 C
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt "Limited Edition" Engraved
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: AAA Rosewood (Sorted for Dark)
Position Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl

Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound '51 Nocaster® Bridge
Neck Pickup: TV Jones® Classic
Controls: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HS
Special Electronics: Dual 250K/500K Volume Potentiometer

Bridge: RSD Telecaster®
Tuning Machines: Sperzel® Die-Cast with White Pearloid Buttons
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome

Strings: NPS, .010-.046 Gauges
Unique Features: Reverse Control Plate
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity

For more information on what all the different Fender Custom Shop names and terms mean, and more info on the range in general, read our blog article here.

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