Made In Mexico
The Toronado (013-0700) was introduced in 1998 and built
in Mexico in the Ensenada factory.
At the time the following colours were available,
09 Candy Apple Red,
32 Brown Sunburst,
80 Arctic White
(Source 1999 Frontline.)
In 2002 the above colours were discontinued one's below
63 Graffiti Yellow
(Source 2003 Frontline.)
This model has now been discontinued.
The USA Models.
The American Special Toronado was introduced in 2002 along
its Mexican counterpart.
It was available in either Crimson Transparent or Butterscotch
finishes and with either,
Atomic Humbucker II pickups (11-0700)
or De-9000 Black Doves (P90 Style) (011-0600).
At the present moment (08/10/2005) only the Humbucker HH
version is available.
The Highway 1 Toronado was also introduced in 2003, a cost
conscious line halfway between the Mexican and American
lines (now discontinued) and I have also seen on the internet
several Korean made Toronado's with set necks. (Not officially
shown on any websites at the moment)