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FENDER Toronado (American Special)

FENDER Toronado (American Special)
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FENDER Toronado (American Special)

Fender American Special Toronado
Is this a Gibsonesque Fender? Was the "Toronado", made to be the Fender "SG"? 
"It is clearly an incursion on Gibson's territory with its humbuckers, tune-o-matic bridge and stop tail, shorter scale, four knobs, switch on the upper horn and in the case of this one even a very SG-like pickguard, but why not?"

Condition: 10/10

"The Toronado features two Fender Atomic humbucking pickups, a rosewood fretboard, and four chrome knobs (2 volume and 2 tone). Many models also include a tortoise-shell pickguard. The headstock features the Fender "spaghetti" logo and sports vintage style Gotoh/Kluson tuners. The body shape shadows the designs of Fender's Jazzmaster and Jaguar guitars. The Toronado also has a 24.75" scale length — an unusual feature on a Fender guitar, as this scale length is usually associated with electric guitars manufactured by Gibson (...) Both the US Special and Highway One Toronado models were discontinued in 2004."

Even unplugged this guitar sounds loud thanks to the generous amount of wood it employs in its construction.

Collector's grade!
This means: "ex-demo", "new old stock", no marks, no scratches, no dings, no's absolutely clean! It still has the protection plastic sheets on pickguard and back covers. It comes with all the original papers and labels. Hardcase is also in mint condition and includes original case-lock keys.
It is a very rare american made model! Some would include "impossible to find" in description, as it was only produced during less than 2 years. Despite the Gibson approach, some others would say it still sounds like Fenders do. 
This guitar had the retail price of $1.285,00 back in 2003! Time can only bring value to it.

Guitar Specs:
Body type: Solid
Scale: 24.75”
Frets: 22
Neck joint: Bolt-on
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple
Fretboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Anchored-Tailpiece
Pickup(s): 2 Atomic Humbuckers

Serial: DZ2035652
Color: 838 Crimson Transparent
Year: 2002
Origin: USA (Corona)
Functionality: 100%

Original box: NO
Original documents: YES
Gig Bag: NO
Case: Yes, original Fender (Black tolex, G&G)

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