There’s nothing quite like a brand new guitar – and even better when this brand new axe is free! For those of you out there unaware, we here at ProAudioLand are currently holding a drawing from now until then end of September for a chance to win a brand new Fender Cabronita Telecaster! This beautiful blonde white Tele is hot off of Fender’s assembly line and can be yours by signing up for the drawing right here! A winner will be chosen at random promtly after the giveaway ends on September 30.
Alright, now that you’ve entered for a chance to win, how about we get to know this little beauty a bit better?
The Fender Cabronita Series of Telecasters
This particular blonde white Telecaster belongs to a brand new line of Fender electric guitars aptly named the Cabronita series. The series itself owes its birth to a recently released 60th anniversary Tele of the same name, the Cabronita Telecaster from Fender’s Tele-bration series of electric guitars. Essentially a reissue with a few modern tweaks and variations, the guitars featured in this brand new Cabronita series have gained a cult following of their own due to their reputation for being very attainable and very customizable guitars. Although there might not be as many bells and whistles as some of the more exuberant variety of Fender electrics, this Cabronita Tele has everything you need with none of the fluff – not to mention plenty of style and tone to go around!
The Features of the Fender Cabronita
The body itself is made up of classic alder for the sunburst and black variations or in the case of the white blonde which we are giving away, good ol’ash. Unlike the original Fender Telecaster and most of its variations down the line, the Cabronita series of Teles feature two humbucking pickups instead of the more traditional three single coil setup meaning that you will get plenty of thick juicy tone with none of the feedback!
The humbuckers themselves are genuine Fideli’Tron pickups which are known for their huge sound, wide tonal range and aggressive output so make sure you pair these bad boys with an amplifier that can really make them scream. And for those of you looking for something a bit more smooth and mellow, you can take advantage of the Cabronitas three-way pickup selector to bring out the softer appeal of the bridge pickup. If a more biting lead with plenty of presence is what you’re after, switch it over to the neck pickup for some truly biting tones – or you can always select the in between for the best of both worlds.
Some of you out there might be thinking that with only two pickups, a three way selector and a single master volume control knob (which is more or less average and in-line with something like a standard Les Paul, save for the single knob) that the Cabronita couldn’t possibly stand tone to tone with a more feature packed electric but I can tell you right now that this is far from the truth. Although this may come off as a simple control scheme, it’s pretty much all that you need to rock and nothing that you don’t. Seriously, even with just a modest single channel tube amp, there is plenty of tonal flexibility in there. With the Fender Cabronita Telecaster, you can play everything from subdued clean tones to some very aggressive and overdriven sounds.
The Feel of the Fender Cabronita Telecaster
Common electric guitar neck profiles
Alright, so we know that this guitar sounds great, but how does it feel? For those of you familiar with the neck variations of electric guitars, the Cabronita features a pretty comfortable modern C-shape neck which is from my own personal experience probably the best fit for most players and has that just right feel that is truly a treasure to find.
In case you’re curious, you can check out the image to the left for a few of the more common neck profiles out there. There are a few other popular choices in necks but they all stem from these common variations more or less.
With its 25.5” scale neck length, you can be confident that you can still pull off any of those high register solos like you would on a normal Tele – not to mention that the included 22 jumbo fret wires makes executing big bends without fretting a relative breeze.
Essentially, if you’ve played a Telecaster, the signature look and feel are still very much intact with this one, all the way down to that famous Tele body shape.
All in all, with this new line of Fender electrics, you get everything that made the Telecaster one of the most played guitars in the world along with a few modern tweaks and plenty of that signature tone. For the retail price of $899.99 – or better yet, the PAL price of $699.99 – the Fender Cabronita Telecaster is a more than just a dependable guitar; it's an amazing axe at a great value with a growing underground modding community fully behind it thanks to its straight-forward and easily modifiable features – namely due to the combination of the two humbucking pickups, single master volume knob and the three-way selector's electronics. Even with all that said, nothing beats getting a free guitar, so just in case you still haven’t entered for a chance to win your very own brand new Fender Cabronita Telecaster, what are you waiting for?! Sign up now!
The Official Specifications of the Fender Cabronita Telecaster
- Model Name: Cabronita Telecaster
- Series: Cabronita
- Color / MSRP / Part # : White Blonde / $899.99 / 014-0072-301
- Body: (301) Ash
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Body Finish: Polyester
- Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Fretboard: Maple
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Urethane
- Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
- Pickup Configuration: H/H
- Bridge Pickup: Fidelitron Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
- Neck Pickup: Fidelitron Humbucking Pickup (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: 1. Bridge Pickup, 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup, 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Strings-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge With 6 Cast Saddles
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
- Strings: Fender USA Super 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Pickguards: (301) 1-Ply Black