FENDER TORONADO DELUXE MIM 1998 Atomic Humbuckers Offset Body MIM Black 13987
You're looking at a 1998 Fender Toronado in black with offset body and large tortoise shell pickguard. 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 stock except for an upgraded string tree. Cosmetics: has edge marks, various minor scuffs, hariline crack at neck joint, and scuffing to pickups (see pics). Overall 7/10, still looks very good. Frets are in good condition with lots of meat on the bone and mild wear at the cowboy chord area. No case. Weight is 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Guitar has just been completely gone over, cleaned, set up and intonated with 10s. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) I may end auction early if it sells elsewhere. Thanks for looking!
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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.
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.