Fender's Custom Shop Tomatillo Blackguard Telecaster is perfect for guitarists seeking a stellar vintage-inspired Tele with a sweet, dynamic tone. Featuring an Aged Nocaster Blonde finish and a twangin' pair of Tomatillo Tele pickups, this guitar looks, sounds, and plays like a well-gigged '51 Nocaster.
The first thing you'll notice when you strum the Tomatillo Blackguard Telecaster is its surprisingly resonant sound, provided by its two-piece select ash body. Its rift-sawn maple neck features an 11/56 Off-center "V" profile, a vintage compound radius fingerboard, and 21 medium vintage frets, all of which make for an impeccable playing experience. Guitarists will also appreciate its Relic treatment, which gives it the look and feel of a battle-worn Fender with plenty of mileage behind it.
Powering the Tomatillo Blackguard Telecaster is a pair of hand-wound Tomatillo Tele pickups that deliver a delightfully flavorful tone. Hooked up to '51 Modified Nocaster wiring, these pickups pump out a bright, twangy sound that'll take you right back to Fender's early years. A Fat '50s control assembly ships in the case for musicians who prefer that sound and style.
Fully spec'd out with a single-ply black pickguard, a reverse-angle Nocaster bridge with compensated RSD brass saddles, and vintage-style tuning machines, the Custom Shop Tomatillo Blackguard Telecaster is excellent for folks seeking a top-notch old-school guitar.
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.94"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.97"
Series: Limited Edition
Color: Aged Nocaster Blonde
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Lacquer
Finish Package: Relic
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 11/56 Off-center "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Fret Size: Medium Vintage
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Neck Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer
Fingerboard: None (maple)
Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Tomatillo Tele Bridge Pickup®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Tomatillo Tele Neck Pickup®
Pickup Configuration: SS
Bridge: Reverse Nocaster® Bridge with Brass RSD Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage with Fender Logo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Wiring: '51 Modified Nocaster Wiring
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
Switch Tips: Black
Case: Fender Custom Shop Tweed Deluxe Hardshell Case