Very good video demo of the Fender Cabronita Telecaster by James Ryan – via guitarnoize blog post.
The latest incarnations of Fender’s famous Telecaster and Stratocaster models comprise the new American Special series-built “by the people and for people” as value-conscious “guitars for the times.” They are designed specifically to bring the full Fender experience of a terrific-sounding, smooth-playing, rock-solid-built U.S.-made Fender guitar to the workingman without emptying his bank account.
The three instruments in the new series—the American Special Telecaster, American Special Stratocaster and American Special Stratocaster HSS—are highly affordable Fender electric guitars that are within the reach of an entire spectrum of players. As such, they share many features with their cousins in the acclaimed Highway One™ and American Standard series.
So our affinity for worn guitars seems to continue and Fender knows it. They are introducing another price point for worn guitars with the new “Road Worn” series of guitars and basses.
A quick bullet list of the main features.
- notably distressed nitrocellulose lacquer-finished bodies
- worn chrome hardware (nickel/chrome for basses)
- period-correct specifications
- models: 50s Tele, 50s Strat, 60s Strat, 50s Precision Bass and 60s Jazz Bass guitars
Here a pic of the 50s Strat
So where’s the Road Worn Fender Jaguars and Jazzmasters! 🙂
What do you think about another lower cost relic or worn guitar from Fender?
Based on Fender’s distinctive double-cutaway TC-90 Thinline guitar, the JA-90 puts Adkins’ own personal spin on the classic model, resulting in a single-cutaway, semi-hollow ash-body instrument all its own. Features include a mahogany set neck with a 12″-radius rosewood fingerboard and 22 medium jumbo frets, Seymour Duncan® Custom SP90-3 and Vintage SP90-1 “soapbar” pickups with volume and tone controls for each and three-way switching, a three-ply black/white/black pickguard and an Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with stop tailpiece. It comes in Crimson Red and Ebony transparent finishes.
Here’s a link to the official Fender product page for the Jim Adkins Tele. [link]