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Fender Cabronita Telecaster Thinline, Maple Fingerboard   

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The Cabronita Telecaster Thinline combines Fender's striking Cabronita styling with traditional lightweight Thinline design. With its semi-hollow ash...Read More

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Striking Cabronita styling with traditional lightweight Thinline design.

The Cabronita Telecaster Thinline combines Fender's striking Cabronita styling with traditional lightweight Thinline design. With its semi-hollow ash body with f-hole and dual Fideli'Tron humbucking pickups, it's a truly distinctive and powerful take on Fender's first electric guitar.

Other features include a modern C-shaped maple neck with urethane finish, 9.5-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and black-dot inlays, three-way toggle pickup switching, single-ply pickguard (black on White Blonde and Two-color Sunburst models; white on Shoreline Gold model), single knurled-chrome master volume control and vintage-style string-through-body Stratocaster hard-tail bridge.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Semi-hollow ash body (semi-hollow alder on 2-Color Sunburst and Shoreline Gold) with f-hole
  • Dual Fideli™Tron humbucking pickups
  • Modern C-shaped maple neck with urethane finish
  • 9.5-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and black-dot inlays
  • Three-way toggle pickup switching
  • Single-ply pickguard (black on White Blonde and Two-color Sunburst models; white on Shoreline Gold model)
  • Single knurled-chrome master volume control
  • Vintage-style string-through-body Stratocaster hard-tail bridge
  • Includes gig bag

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SPECIFICATIONS

Cabronita Telecaster Thinline, Maple Fingerboard

  • Body
    Body Material: Semi-hollow ash
    Body Finish: Gloss polyester
    Body Shape: Telecaster
    Neck

    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Gloss urethane
    Neck Shape: Modern C
    Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
    Fingerboard Material: Maple
    Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
    Number of Frets: 22
    Fret Size: Medium jumbo
    Nut Material: Synthetic bone
    Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
    Electronics

    Neck Pickup: Fideli'Tron Humbucking
    Bridge Pickup: Fideli'Tron Humbucking
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Pickup Configuration: H/H
    Controls: Master Volume
    Hardware

    Hardware Finish: Chrome
    Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Strat Strings-Through-Body Hardtail
    Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
    Pickguard: 1-ply black , 1-ply white
    Accessories

    Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
    Miscellaneous

    Strings: Fender USA Super 250L, NPS (.009-.042 gauges)
    Other Features: Semi-hollow body with f-hole, Chrome pickup covers, knurled chrome Control knob, button string tree
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FenderCabronita Telecaster Thinline, Maple Fingerboard
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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5.0

Best value electric guitar I have ever had!

By MattP

from Exeter, UK

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Cabronita Telecaster Thinline, Maple Fingerboard:

    I've been playing guitar for over 20 years now, and gigging fairly regularly since my mid teens. Over the last decade or so with a decent paying regular job, I've been through a stack of different guitars - including various fender Strats, a G&L ASAT Tribute (Telecaster) and a MIM '72 Deluxe Telecaster. Most of those guitars haven't "stuck" and I've ended up trading them in or selling them on. I was searching for a guitar that could give a fatter, humbucker-like sound but still be sonically similar enough to sit alongside my main gigging Stratocaster - without the need to make major adjustments to my rig when switching guitars. I play through a Fender-Deluxe-Reverb-style amplifier with moderate amounts of gain, using fairly transparent pedals for overdrive - like the Wampler Eurphoria. The touch responsiveness of the pickups is excellent and they retain plenty of "bite" even with quite a lot of overdrive. For expressive blues and rock playing, this is pretty much a dream come true! This guitar sits alongside my Strat really nicely - adding a bit more depth/aggressiveness to my sound and retaining enough of the iconic Tele "twang" that there's no mistaking the guitar's basic heritage. I got a good price on this guitar at a local guitar store (I guess the Thinline Cabronita looks/sounds aren't for everyone?) and I have to say that this is easily the best value guitar I have ever bought - comparable to instruments that I have previously paid twice as much for. The guitar is light, which is a plus for gigging, and looks fantastic. It is very slightly neck heavy - so the neck tends to want to lie horizontally when you play standing up - but this isn't a big deal for me. This guitar is highly recommended for clean/crunch Blues tones through to Classic Rock, especially if you are looking for something bit different, with a fatter tone that is still recognisably the sound of a Telecaster.

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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exceptional value, tone and usability

    By Pharmboy

    from Greensboro, NC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Cabronita Telecaster Thinline, Maple Fingerboard:

        Had mine a couple months. Had to do some basic setup, but that was all. White blonde finish is amazing, classy look. Neck is typical MIM profile, which I like, with the nicer headstock, good machines, an extra fret and great finish. Pickups and electronics are exceptional. They aren't TV Jones Classics, but they are close enough that you won't feel compelled to run out and swap them right away, if ever.

        Very easy to get a variety of tones from this, jazz, country, blues, classic rock. They managed to thread the needle very well here. You get enough jangle to reproduce old Tom Petty and other semi-Ric tones, but not so much you can't get good and crunchy. Not good for super twang or mega distortion but does everything inbetween very well, without making you feel like you are compromising. Feels, sounds and plays like a guitar that costs much more. You won't miss the tone knob, if anything, the loss brings a little more sparkle to the pickups, which are quite balanced.

        Very good gigging instrument, picking style alone can expand the tonal capabilities here as the pickups are pretty responsive and very quiet. Being a Thinline, the ultra low weight is heavenly, yet it still feels solid. And of course, it is a very good looking guitar.

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        5.0

        Bought mine at a local music store

        By USPSBob

        from Evans, CO

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Cabronita Telecaster Thinline, Maple Fingerboard:

          I have played since I was nine years old I am now 62 and still enjoy playing at smaller venues I had a '52 Tele and would put this right along side it for quality of action and the feel of the neck itself The sound is not as bright as the Tele but it does have that Gretsch Twang to it especially in the bridge position Not having a tone pot adjustment is not an issue if you use this for a clean clear sound as it seems to be designed for When I brought mine home I rockered the frets and they were perffect, no adjustments were needed I set the neck up with nine thousandths at the eighth fret for neck bow I was able to get a sixteenth of an inch off the fret board at the seventeenth fret for string action This guitar plays effortlessly. Easy on the fingers. I do agree that neck pickup could be a little more bold and clear, but most people would not notice without a trained ear and experience playing other guitar models. Thats not to say that the neck pickup is not good, its just a matter of taste it does have a bright timber and clean sound. I would recomend this guitar for Country and Older Rock styles of music. Maybe even some styles of older Jazz standards, it would fit those quite well. The guitar is light weight and easy to manage.

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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Cabronita Telecaster Thinline

          By JamesGuiler

          from Dothan, AL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender Cabronita Telecaster Thinline, Maple Fingerboard:

            Picked this guitar up from a dealer 3 months ago, and I have been fairly impressed so far. The only reason I went for the thinline was for the Shoreline Gold finish (didn't think the semi hollow would make too much of a difference), but was impressed at the resonance it produced. I wasn't too fond of the C shaped neck at first, but it has grown to my liking. The pickups do the trick, but I am definitely going to change the neck pickup to a TV Jones because it seems to be a little muddy to my ears. I am nothing less than a "tone snob" and play through a '72 Fender Twin, and the bridge pickup still possesses some of that Tele twang I was looking for. The only issues I have had are the pickup selector seeming a little cheap and always finding a way to come loose and the input jack to be a little crackley. Both are a quick fix and I would still recommend this guitar to anyone who loves a Tele and wants to add a little bit of Gretsch tone to their rig. I play in a cover band and it is great for just about any genre of music with the exception of metal (Duh, its got Fideli'Tron's). Great buy for the cash at only 750 bones. Keep your tone pure and God bless.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Satisfied Buyer

            By Brit Invasion Fan

            from Palos Hills IL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Action
            • Finish
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics
            • Weight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Fender Cabronita Telecaster Thinline, Maple Fingerboard:

              Beautiful, flawless finish. Effortless low action. Setup good, right out of the box. Light weight. Definately humbucker sound, not chicken pickin. May change pickups to TV Jones.

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