Fender Custom Shop Limited Tomatillo Tele Journeyman Relic Tomatillo Green With Case
We just received a truly magnificent Fender Custom Shop guitar with a special set of pickups. Combining vintage style with modern luxuries, the Limited Edition Tomatillo Tele uses underwound Tomatillo Tele pickups with Alnico 2 magnets to deliver a sweet, flavorful tone. As a unique twist, the bridge pickup installed at a reversed angle. This creates a different sound - there's less treble and piercing brightness on the higher strings, and a bit more snap and punch on the lower strings. We've found that a lot of players love this result.
The combination of a two-piece select ash body with one-piece rift-sawn maple neck is perfect for allowing all the subtle nuances of the pickups to shine through while playing. The neck features a ’57-style “soft V” profile, vintage compound compound radius fingerboard (7.25”- 9.5”) and 21 narrow tall (6105) frets. We asked for the finish to be worn off of the back of the neck, giving it a great worn in feel. Also, this one came out very light - it weighs in at just 6.5 lbs.
Not only is this an amazing playing and sounding guitar, it's a very cool, rarely seen color: Tomatillo Green. It's not really a true "green" per se; it's more like a blonde with a tint of green added in. We had never seen it before and fell in love as soon as we opened the case. The Journeyman Relic treatment looks great on the Flash Coat Lacquer finish, which is very thin, allowing the guitar to breathe nicely. It has just the right amount of wear - creating the appearance of a guitar that has been used but not abused. We really like how the aging and especially the checking came out - be sure to zoom in on the photos.
The Tomatillo Tele pickups are wired up to a ’51 Modified Nocaster wiring with a blender pot instead of master tone. We've found this to be a very useful set up for a Tele, allowing the player a variety of tones. Additionally, for those that want to convert to a regular Tele set up, a Fat ’50s control assembly is included in the case for those who prefer that sound and style.
Other features include a single-ply parchment pickguard, reverse-angle Nocaster bridge with compensated RSD brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and disc string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.This is a special Tele, and we love what the Custom Shop did with it. Come to Club Fender at Truetone Music to check it out, or order right here right now.
- Serial # R123914
- Weight: 6.5 lbs
- Part # 9235001529
- Finish Package: Journeyman Relic with Heavy Checking
- Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer
- Color: Tomatillo Green
- Pickguard: Single Ply Parchment
- Neck Pickup: Hand-wound Tomatillo Tele
- Bridge Pickup: Hand-wound Tomatillo Tele
- Body: 2 Piece Select Ash
- Sort for Lightweight
- Neck: Rift Sawn Maple
- Tint: Medium
- Neck Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer with Fret Ghosting and Finish Removed from Back
- Dots: Micarta Black
- Neck Shape: 57 Soft "V"
- Frets: 21
- Fretwire: 6105
- Radius: Compound 7.25 - 9.50"
- Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
- Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .940"
- Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .970"
- Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
- Bone Nut
- Hardware: Chrome
- Knobs: Knurled Chrome
- Tuners: Vintage
- String Tree: Disc
- Bridge: Reverse Nocaster with Brass RSD Saddles
- Neck plate: Engraved Limited Edition
- Note: Fat 50's Wiring Assembly included in case
- Case: Custom Shop Deluxe Tweed