$ 4,900.00 $ 5,880.00
The latest addition to the highly acclaimed Custom Shop Artisan Series, the Custom Shop Limited Edition Artisan Telecaster Caballo Tono Ligero Koa is a tastefully elegant instrument with sophisticated style and deep rich tone. Artistically crafted from exotic tonewoods selected for their sound and visual appeal, this lightweight guitar is a marvelously refined take on Fender’s classic workhorse instrument. The Artisan Tele Caballo Tono Ligero Koa is all about tone—it's right there in the name.
A hand-wound Custom Shop ’51 Nocaster pickup in the bridge position accurately reproduces the classic twang and shimmer of a Tele, with tight low end, clear, balanced midrange and even string response. In the neck position, a TV Jones Classic offers authentic growl and grind, granting this guitar a little extra firepower under the hood, making it a versatile tonal thoroughbred.
The reversed control plate makes it easier to quickly access the volume and tone controls for expressive steel-inspired swells, while the electronics have been selected to bring out the pure tone of the pickups. The Custom Shop’s Research Special Division carefully designed the bridge, creating a lower side profile for increased playing comfort and redesigning the brass saddles for enhanced intonation.
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, offering speed and comfort along the entire length. The lacquer-finished Thinline body is crafted from Tasmanian Blackwood, a tone wood known for its impressively figured grain and warm, rich tone, similar to rosewood.
This stunning body is capped with a bound AAA koa top, adding a note of crispness and definition to the guitar’s sonorous voice. Other aesthetic appointments include chrome hardware, Sperzel die-cast tuning machines with white pearloid buttons, one-ply gold anodized pickguard and knurled dome control knobs.
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.