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Fender Kingfish Tele Deluxe

Fender Kingfish Tele Deluxe  ·  Source: Fender

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The Fender Kingfish Telecaster Deluxe is the new signature model for Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and is accompanied by the release of a set of signature humbucking pickups as well. 

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Fender Kingfish Telecaster Deluxe

This new  Fender Kingfish Telecaster Deluxe is a new signature guitar model for blues player Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. The guitar comes finished in a cool purple Mississippi Night Finish and looks pretty fancy. Based on a Telecaster Deluxe body shape, just with an Adjusto-Matic style hardtail, rather than a standard Tele bridge.

It has an alder body paired with a V-profile roasted maple neck that has a 12″ radius slab rosewood fretboard. The fretboard is fitted with 21 frets and has a bone nut. The neck is based on a Custom Shop Strat that Christone has made and likes, so he specified the same profile for his signature model.

Elsewhere, you get a custom Kingfish engraved neckplate, a set of vintage-style tuners and a bullet-style truss rod adjustment.

Kingfish

Kingfish signature model and pickups

Custom Pickups

The guitar features a pair of Kingfish Telecaster Deluxe custom humbucking pickups. These pickups will also be made available to buy separately. Each pickup has a “K” crown logo to let you know they are his own signature model. The same crown logo is also seen on the rear of the guitar’s headstock.

“K” crown logo

“K” crown logo

King of Tone?

It certainly sounds good in Christone “Kingfish” Ingram’s hands and you can hear it in action in the two official demo videos from Fender below. I like that dark purple finish, and the twin humbucker setup with a hardtail bridge is certainly a classic combination tone-wise.

MSRP – Kingfish Telecaster Deluxe GBP 2249 * and signature pickups GBP 289* a pair

Fender Kingfish Tele Deluxe

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Fender Kingfish Tele Deluxe

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One response to “Fender Kingfish Telecaster Deluxe and pickups launched”

    JP says:
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    That’s a mighty pretty colour

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