Up for sale, a 2001 Fender Toronado in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. An uncommon model that's become increasingly sought after since its limited 1998-2004 production run ended, this Deluxe Series Fender boasts a pair of chrome covered "Atomic" humbuckers and represented a tonal and visual departure for Fender, taking a page from Gibson's playbook with a 24 3/4" scale length and 1 11/16" nut width. The guitar weighs 8lbs 1oz, benefitting from a professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with fresh 10-46 strings, low action and accurate intonation.
The neck has a medium C shaped profile with nicely rounded shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .835" deep at the 1st fret and .885" at the 12th. The slab rosewood fretboard has a modern 9 1/2" radius, with medium jumbo fretwire that retains its full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing just a hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-4. The guitar plays cleanly up the 24 3/4" scale length with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 1 11/16" in width, and the headstock retains the original chrome Fender-branded Schaller tuners.
Electronics function as intended, with dedicated Volume/Tone knobs for each Atomic humbucker. The chrome plating is positively gleaming on the hardware, and plastics include the deep red "meatball" tortoise pickguard which has some requisite pick scuffing. The gloss Black finish exhibits just a few tiny dings and faint finish scratches on the body as a whole, largely clustered across the rear control cavity cover. The satin finish on the neck profile has been buffed to a semi-gloss through play.
A Fender-branded gigbag is included.