The Fender Custom Shop do some pretty special things and this is certainly one of them! A fresh take on an old classic, the Fender Custom Shop Artisan Caballo Ligero Tamo Tele is a real head turner.
The lightweight roasted Ash Thinline body boasts a striking Tamo Ash top, this beautiful Japanese Ash is a radical move for Fender but the result is simply stunning. With a thin nitrocellulose lacquer you get nothing but natural tones from this beaut as nitro allows the wood to breathe and doesn't stifle the woods natural resonance.
A majestic 1-piece AAA Birds Eye Maple neck is topped with an African Blackwood fingerboard to make this guitar one massive tone wood dream.
A hand-wound Custom Shop '51 Nocaster single-coil bridge pickup provides classic Tele vibes while a TV Jones Classic Humbucker sits proudly at the neck. They complement each other perfectly for a balanced and dynamic tonal range packed with definition and clarity. With a reversed control plate rocking stacked 250k/500k volume pots, you can be sure both pickups are crystal clear.
Once again the Fender Custom Shop have produced an absolute winner!View Full Specs
Model Name: Artisan Tele® Caballo Tono Ligero - Tamo
Body Material: Roasted Ash with Tamo Top
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Over Urethane Finish
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
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: African Blackwood
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound '51 Nocaster® Bridge
Neck Pickup: TV Jones Classic
Bridge: RSD Telecaster®
Tuning Machines: Sperzel® Die-Cast with White Pearloid Buttons
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity