Playing music is rebellious and mischievous by nature – it takes moxy to stride out on stage and convince a roomful of strangers to enjoy something they’ve never heard before. To turn heads you need the proper tool for the job, something like The Troublemaker Tele. A bound mahogany body with a maple top, custom Cabronita pickguard and lacquer finish? Yep, we’re definitely stirring up some trouble with this limited-edition release.
Powered by a pair of Shawbucker 1T and 2T humbucking pickups that are specifically voiced for their positions, this guitar grunts and growls in a most-desirable way. The 25.5”-scale, “Deep C”-shaped American Professional Tele neck sports a large Stratocaster® headstock, along with a 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard for enhanced playability, 22 narrow-tall frets and a bone nut. From the 3-way toggle switch on the upper bout to the Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with stop tailpiece and matching cream Jazzmaster knobs, pickup bezels and switch tip to the pearloid position markers, vintage-style Telecaster Deluxe logo and “Limited Edition” neck plate, this guitar was designed to do one thing—raise a little hell.
Don’t be afraid to kick up your heels a bit when you play The Troublemaker Tele—after all, the well-behaved rarely make history. Includes a hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity.
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Gloss Headstock Face
Neck Shape: Modern "Deep C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Frets Size: Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots
Truss Rods: Bi-Flex™ (with 1/8" Hex allen wrench)
Bridge Pickup: Shawbucker™ 2T
Neck Pickup: Shawbucker™ 1T
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HH
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Adjusto-Matic™ with Anchored-Tailpiece
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
Pickguard: 1-Ply Cream
Control Knobs: Aged White "Witch Hat"
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)