The Fender Custom Shop's popular La Cabronita Especial Telecaster models now join the family in the form of the Cabronita Telecaster—a Telecaster with "a lot more attitude"—which boasts a slab body an... Read More
The Fender Custom Shop's popular La Cabronita Especial Telecaster models now join the family in the form of the Cabronita Telecaster—a Telecaster with "a lot more attitude"—which boasts a slab body and TV Jones® Filter'Tron™ pickups.
On its 1951 introduction, the Telecaster was a revolutionary instrument that would usher in whole new eras of musical innovation and excitement. Sixty years later, in 2011, it is an archetypal electric guitar with a long and storied history. The rich history of Fender guitars begins with the Telecaster, and Fender is celebrating its 60th anniversary all year with 12 very special "Tele-bration" models that stay inside the Telecaster's famously elegant lines while offering the finest and most unusual takes on the instrument's past, present and future.
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I bought this guitar about 3 weeks ago from my local GC--i havent played my Mexican Tele, my Strat, or my Les Paul since. I originally saw a cabronita telecaster on a Keith Urban & John Mayer crossroads concert. Even then I thought, what a cool guitar. I couldn't help but appreciate the simplicity of it, being just two pickups, a volume knob, and a 3 way switch. I knew the guitar had to be a custom shop, so being out of my price range I never thought about getting one. It was at my local gc that I finally found one to play. WOW. The neck felt so good, great fret work with satin neck w/ a gloss fretboard. I decided to plug it in to a fender super-sonic... Wow again. It had such a pleasing response. The tv jones pickups absolutely MAKE this guitar; they have that thick, fattyness that'd you'd expect from a humbucker, but enough clarity that one could mistake them for a p-90. The bridge pickup is fat and clear, almost like a really good vintage tele single coil, while the neck pickup is interesting in that it has a bit of a woody character to it as if the guitar were an old 335 hollow-body. And the pickups together is bliss. The finish is a high gloss and really brings out the flame in the alder body (i bought the sunburst). It is, however, nitrocellulose (not the rock hard polyurethane that comes on Mexican made fenders) so it does scratch easily, even just rubbing against soft clothes. But I think that just adds to the coolness of the guitar and I expect it to naturally relic very nicely. Many online reviews disagree with the price of the guitar, and it might be a little steep since it probably costs no more to make than an American standard... But if you are looking for your MAIN guitar, this guitar is worth the money.
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