is Fender Mexicoís first wholly designed guitar and is made
at Fender's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Ensenada,
Baja California, Mexico.
body has an† "offset-waist" body with rounded,
comfortable comers. The newly designed 6-saddle string-through-body
"hard-tail" bridge offers excellent tuning stability,
playability and enhances the guitars natural sustain.
are the new Fender ďAtomic- HumbuckersĒ Pickups, which are
screwed onto on a white perloid pickguard, these have chrome
covers. Individual chrome knurled Tele style knobs allow
complete control, over volume and tone for each pickup,
this allows players together with a 3-way toggle switch
to dial in to their desired sound.†
Toronado has a 24 3/4" scale, which is quite similar
to Gibson style. The body is made of poplar whilst the one-piece
maple neck has a separate rosewood fretboard.† The 22 medium-jumbo
frets provided where found to be smooth and well polished.
Playing action is very good and was found to be comfortable.
style machine heads are installed together. All hardware
such as strap buttons, jack socket are chromed.
Fender deluxe gig bag is included but obviously the purchase
of a flight case will provide better protection for the
guitar. Fender offers these as well as other companies.
Tip; make sure it fits! This is a very wide guitar.
An email to Fender revealed that part no. 099-6111-306
is the correct case for this guitar.
what can I say? The Toronado certainly feels and sounds
a like a Fender but some Gibson like tones can creep through.
It certainly sounds thicker and warmer than any other Fender
Iíve ever played. Even unplugged this guitar sounds loud
thanks to the generous amount of wood it employs in its
Toronado is a well though out and executed guitar for the
price.† Itís certainly an alternative sounding and looking
guitar to consider when making your next instrument purchase.