Sold – 1956 Fender Custom Shop Limited-edition Caballo Tono Ligero Relic – Aged Magenta Sparkle, New


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Fender Custom Shop Limited-edition Caballo Tono Ligero

Relic – Aged Magenta Sparkle, New

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Est 1985

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Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Ash Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fretboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups – Aged Magenta Sparkle.
Never content to idle, Fender’s Custom Shop sought to craft a new iteration of the timeless Tele, picking up where the Cabronita left off. Sweetwater’s guitar gurus are elated to report that the resulting Caballo Tono Ligero Relic is just as interesting and innovative as its ancestors. Translated from Spanish, this “Light Tone Horse” semi-hollowbody guitar features a stunning 1-piece, 3A flame maple neck and fingerboard, with 21 narrow-tall frets across a 9.5-inch fingerboard radius backed with a classic 10/56 “V” profile. A lightweight, 2-piece semi-hollow ash body sports a vaunted F-hole, yielding tremendous resonance. Chrome TV Jones humbuckers churn out a unique growl, darker than a traditional Tele’s single-coil siblings but crisp enough to complement the semi-hollow sonics. Fender locking tuners, a “sawed-off” RSD bridge, and vintage-style hardware deliver an enduring aesthetic befitting the tones you must take out for a ride.

Hand-selected sound with plenty of giddy up

The Fender Custom Shop hand selects its woods, ensuring you get the best possible sound. For the Caballo Tono Ligero Relic, they opted for ash with the 2-piece semi-hollow body, a tonewood known for its crisp character and bolstered by the ash’s hearty midrange and luscious bass. The 1-piece, 3A flame maple neck and fingerboard are imparted with powerful projection and reflective voicing, balancing crisp highs and warm lows with excellent note-separation. Taken together, these tonewoods work wonderfully alongside the resonance of the semi-hollow construction, producing glorious sustain throughout its well-articulated registers.

Sturdy, stable, ligero

Taking a piece out of Fender’s history, the 1-piece, 3A flame maple neck pairs light weight with structural resilience. The result delivers comfortable access and low-maintenance, thanks to its natural climate adaptability. The 10/56-style “V” profile will have thumb-over players feeling right at home, scaling all 21 narrow-tall frets of the fingerboard’s 9.5-inch radius. Vintage-style hardware includes a disc string tree and a bone nut, accompanied by Fender locking tuners that ensure you’ll stay in tune. Fun fact: this tone horse’s “ligero” designation is special to its semi-hollowbody construction, so you won’t find it on its solidbody sibling.

Classic tone, personalized possibilities

Taking up the mantle of the Cabronita’s heritage, TV Jones TV Classic humbucking pickups pump out a distinctive growl, nestled between the lightness of single-coils and the darker thickness of traditional humbuckers. Expertly blended high-end clarity, lively mids, and resonant lows are wired up to a 3-way switch with Fat ’50s wiring and 500k pots, creating a dynamic and responsive sound that’s both personal and timeless. A “sawed-off” Telecaster bridge is loaded with compensated brass RSD saddles that make maintain excellent intonation. Take this “tone horse” for a ride and explore your sonic landscape.


Fender Custom Shop Limited-edition Caballo Tono Ligero Relic Features:

  • Custom Shop Hand-wound TV Jones TV Classic humbuckers yield a unique growl that sits between single-coil shimmer and traditional humbucking heft
  • 2-piece ash body is hand selected to provide bright tonal character with tight basses and robust mids
  • AAA flame maple neck is lightweight, sturdy, and climate-adaptable
  • 1-piece maple neck and fingerboard produce clear mids and stellar highs, and great note-separation
  • 10/56-style “V” neck profile provides classic comfort for thumb-over players
  • 21 narrow-tall (6105) frets sprawl a 9.5-inch radius fingerboard
  • Hallmark Fat ’50s Tele wiring features 500k pots to supply balanced, dynamic response
  • Vintage-style disc string tree and bone nut provide stable, reliable tone
  • Fender locking tuners ensure you’re never out of tune
  • “Sawed Off” RSD Telecaster bridge is loaded with compensated brass saddles to maintain intonation with ease
  • Deluxe hardshell case, strap, and certificate of authenticity included
  • Number of Strings6
  • Left-/Right-handedRight-handed
  • BODY
  • Body TypeSemi-hollowbody
  • Body ShapeCaballo Ligero Telecaster
  • Body Material2-piece Select AsH
  • Body FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacqer
  • ColorAged Magenta Sparkle, relic’d
  • NECK
  • Neck Material3A Flamed Maple
  • Neck Shape10/56 V
  • Neck JointBolt-on
  • Radius9.5″
  • Fingerboard Material1-piece Maple
  • Fingerboard InlayMicarta Black Dots
  • Number of Frets21, Narrow Tall
  • Scale Length25.5″
  • Nut Width1.650″
  • Nut MaterialBone
  • Bridge/TailpieceSawed Off RSD Telecaster Bridge
  • TunersFender Locking
  • Neck PickupTV Jones TV Classic Humbucker
  • Bridge PickupTV Jones TV Classic Humbucker
  • Controls1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
  • Switching3-way blade pickup switch
  • StringsFender, .010-.046
  • Case/Gig BagHardshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number:9235001519

Additional information

Weight 12 kg
Dimensions 111 × 45 × 22 cm