Fender American Deluxe Toronado Reviews 5

I've been playing for fifteen years. Have owned Ibanez, Washburn, Charvel, and Ovation guitars. Right now I have a 1997 Fender USA Strat, a 2002 Fender USA Toronado. I use a 1990 Ibanez RG 550 for shows.

Bought it new from Musicians Friend. Paid about $950, hard case, leather strap and cable included. Shipping was free.

This guitar rocks pretty hard. I play it through a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 410. The guitar is beautiful. Has a Crimson Red transparent finish with black pickguard. Two fender Atomic II humbuckers. Stays in tune well. Has a warm sound but if you crank the treble a little it screams. I like to use it for my rock to metal riffs. Pickups have a sonic quality to them...that is if played through a tube amp. The bridge is also great for palm muting. Good harmonics too. Made in USA in Fender's Corona factory. I also like that this guitar is somewhat rare and unique. I salute Fender for thinking a little outside the box on this guitar.

Uh.....nothing. Well, I don't like playing gigs with it. I only use it in the studio and for jamming at home. I feel like I don't want to bang it up playing shows. I save my old Ibanez for that.

Top notch everything. Electronics, craftsmanship etc...

My friend has a Mexican made Toronado. I think it's a piece of junk. The American Deluxe models are hard to find and pricier, but worth the extra few hundred dollars.

theXRC rated this unit 5 on 2008-02-28.

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