FENDER TORONADO DELUXE MIM 1998 Atomic Humbuckers Offset Body MIM Red 13182


Regular price $799

Description
You're looking at a 1998 Fender Toronado in red with tortoise pickguard, made in Mexico. The offset body and large tortoise shell pickguard make this look awesome. Discontinued and rare, this is the earlier (and cooler looking) Toro with the dual Atomic Humbucker pickups. All electronics are great, and the guitar plays and sounds amazing. Body contour on back and rare Gibson scale length of 24.75 inches. All factory stock condition. Cosmetics are pretty amazing for its age. Has a couple hairline finish cracks at the neck joint and scuffs on back and pickguard that are too fine to show in pictures. Frets are in very good condition with no marks. No case. Weight is 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Guitar has just been completely gone over, cleaned and set up. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.)  Thanks for looking!

TONE
These Toro's have two Fender Atomic humbuckers. They give you a nice thick sound. But they still maintain some clarity. So while a true humbucker sound, they are not simply a "wall of noise" type pickup. You can capture a lot of different sounds blending the two pickups or backing off slightly on your volume knob.

See video demo of a similar guitar below

What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.

Manufacturer Info

The Fender Toronado was an electric guitar made by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Introduced at NAMM in 1998, it is a part of the "Deluxe Series" of Fenders produced in Mexico, generally to higher specs than most "Standard" models. 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.

Guitar Setup
All our setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!
 
Packing
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 11 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar. Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" and you will find it. Thanks.