Fender Toronado

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by DrOctagon, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. DrOctagon

    DrOctagon Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    This guy has one up on craigslist and I'm wondering what would be a good price to pay for this guitar. Pretty sure it's a MIM model, one of the later ones, but I'm mainly saying that based on the pickguard. It needs a little electrical work done but I would be planning on swapping out the electronics anyway and probably the pickups too. Anyone have any experience with these guitars and/or have an idea how much I should pay for this thing?
  2. K-Line

    K-Line Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2006
    St. Louis, Missourah
    Make sure it intonates properly. A friend of mine had one that I worked on a few years back. There was not enough travel in the saddles to get it to properly intonate. I had to move the bridge.
  3. soulohio

    soulohio Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    vin drin dop
    wow...a post on a Fender Toronado!

    I bought one of the first year models...a nice sunburst. about 3 years later the neck got replaced for free from Fender...it had a terrible bow. The new neck wasn't quite the same but it was OK. I replaced the fender pickups...the Atomic II's...which were quite adequate. The GHS pickups I swapped were not my thing...

    anyhow, the guitar is cool but it is definately not a les paul. I traded the guitar for a Guild acoustic.
  4. jackbart1960

    jackbart1960 Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Boston area
    I don't know about the MIM one's but this "American Special Deluxe" is an awesome instrument. I did swap out the Fender P90's for a Duncan Vintage/Hot set just for a little more rudeness.:rockin
    Peace. J.J.B.

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