Used Fender Custom Wildwood 10 Artisan Caballo Tono Ligero Telecaster
Saddle Up“Caballo Tono Ligero” translates to “light tone horse” in English, and that is a fitting name for these sonic stallions! We loved the standard version of these guitars so much that we asked the brilliant men and women of the Fender Custom Shop to build us some with our signature 10” radius, and we believe the resulting guitars are modern classics. Thanks to their semi-hollow construction and featherweight tone woods, these guitars are easy on your back and your eyes, and they have a sound that you can’t find anywhere else.
This is partly due to their special pickup configuration, and partly due to their exotic tonewoods. The neck pickup is a TV Jones, and it provides the clarity, balance, and top-end twang of a great single-coil with the midrange bite of a classic humbucker. Of course, we had to put one of our hand-wound Wildwood Spec Twisted Tele pickups in the bridge, and we were delighted at the rich, bright, three-dimensional sound it imparts to these astounding Artisans.
When you combine the sound of these pickups with the full harmonic response and articulation of the Tamo Ash top, you get a Tele that looks and sounds a cut above the rest. We are proud to present these beautiful workhorses to our exceptional customers, and we invite you to saddle up and experience the magic of these majestic steeds!
Tonal EvaluationSometimes, the prettiest guitars makes the meanest sounds, and that's certainly the case with this Tamo Ash-topped Tele! It's a very even, balanced-sounding guitar, but the lightweight body (only 6.55 pounds!) is incredibly resonant, so it sounds enormous! The bridge pickup has tight, articulate bass response, lots of upper-midrange quack, and a sparkly top-end. The neck pickup is warm and pillowy, with lots of low midrange and fat bass. Played clean, this guitar has a round sound with a spongy attack perfect for all things soulful, funky, or jazzy, but that same evenness and balance are what make it magical though a dirty amp. Even-order harmonics practically burst out of the speaker cone, and you can really dig in and get all kinds of great aggressive tones thanks to the aforementioned sponginess. Anyone seeking a versatile Tele with a Jekyll and Hyde personality will love this serial!
Condition ReportThis Artisan Telecaster has some checking on the front of the body as well as some light checking in the neck pocket. If you don't mind a little natural relicing, then this your chance to take home an Artisan at a fantastic price! It includes the original hardshell case and COA.
|Model||2017 Limited Artisan Caballo Tono Ligero - Tamo Ash|
|Finish Type||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Top Wood||Tamo Ash|
|Body Wood||Roasted Ash|
|Neck Wood||1-Piece AAA Birdseye Maple|
|Neck Shape||1963 “C”|
|Neck Dimensions||.850 1st - 1.000 12th|
|Fingerboard||AAA Rosewood (Sorted for Dark)|
|Fingerboard Radius||Exclusive Wildwood Custom "10" Radius|
|Width at Nut||1.650"|
|Pickups||Handwound Twisted Tele wound to Wildwood Spec (Bridge), TV Jones Classic (Neck)|
|Controls||Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch|
|Tuners||Sperzel Die-Cast with White Pearloid Buttons|
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