The latest release in Fender’s 60th anniversary celebration of the Telecaster is a limited edition production line version of the rare and highly desirable Fender Custom Shop La Cabronita Especial.
The “Tele-bration” Cabronita Telecaster features a short hard-tail bridge, dual TV Jones Filtertron humbuckers, Maple “C” shape neck, medium jumbo frets and Alder slab body, finished in two-tone sunburst or black.
If you want one, it will cost you upwards of £1,500. But you’ll get a lot of sustain, bark and snarl for your money.
Recently, I was lucky enough to play an original Fender Custom Shop La Cabronita Especial through a Matchless DC-30 amp, both owned by a drummer friend, Neil. It was an honour to play the Cabronita. Can’t wait to demo a new one to see how it compares.
Below is a video of Fender Custom Shop Manager Mike Eldred giving a demonstration of the original La Cabronita Especial, which Fender produced in very few numbers.