Pearl, nickel, and gold – the Parallel Universe Volume II Tele Mágico isn’t afraid to show off. Designed with Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Ron Thorn, the Tele Mágico exudes cowboy class with its extravagant appointments, figured woods and custom pickups. Pearloid pervades – generously used for binding, inlays, tuning pegs, custom pickup rings and the Cabronita pickguard. The neck is flame maple and the Thinline swamp ash body is accentuated by the Trans Daphne Blue or Trans Surf Green gloss finish choices in a twist on classic Fender color conventions. Two custom-designed Fender Gold Foil pickups deliver crystalline highs, expressive mids and creamy lows. The “cut” 3-saddle Tele bridge delivers classic Tele tone and feel despite its stylishly sleek silhouette. And the comfortable custom neck profile, which transitions from a “V”- shape to a “C”-shape as you make your way up the fingerboard, is ideally suited to both rhythm and lead styles.
Old world glamour meets Custom Shop know-how – underneath the luxurious appointments this sharpshooter is exceptionally playable and supremely toneful.