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.
Mahogany body with bound, bookmatched maple top and lacquer finish
American Professional Tele neck with large Strat headstock; 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard
Shawbucker 1T and 2T humbucking bridge and neck pickups
Adjusto-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece; Limited Edition neck plate
Includes hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity
Mahogany Body with Bound Bookmatched Maple Top Refined and elegant, The Troublemaker Tele features a resonant mahogany body capped by a maple top with cream binding.
Lacquer Finish The nitrocellulose lacquer finish lets the body breathe with its true tonal character and also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way.
Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Vintage-Style Tailpiece For ideal string placement and tuning stability, we included an Adjusto-Matic bridge along with a vintage-style stop tailpiece.
Shawbucker™ Humbucking Pickups The Shawbucker open-coil humbucking pickup delivers unprecedented tonal dimension, with more overtones, snarling mids and balanced volume.
Modern Playability Combining a modern 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with narrow-tall frets enhances the playing feel while making it easier to bend notes without fretting out.
Bone Nut A string nut fashioned from bone contributes to superior tone and performance, as well as being an authentic original-era Fender design element.
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Gloss Headstock Face
Modern "Deep C"
25.5" (648 mm)
9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets
1.685" (42.8 mm)
Truss Rod Nut
1/8" American Series
Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
6-Saddle Vintage-Style Adjusto-Matic™ with Anchored-Tailpiece
Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
Aged White "Witch Hat"
Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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