Fender Introduces New Red Mahogany Top Telecaster

Last month Fender introduced the Rarities Flame Maple Top Stratocaster, part of the company’s Rarities Collection, which combines exotic tonewoods with premium pickups and appointments. Now, the company has announced the second electric in its Rarities rollout, the Red Mahogany Top Telecaster.

The new guitar features a two-piece, grain-filled ash body with a figured red mahogany top and a one-piece maple neck. Pickups are a Custom Shop vintage-style Tele single-coil at the bridge and a Custom Shop Twisted Tele single-coil in the neck position. There’s also a “Deep C”-shaped one-piece maple neck, a maple fingerboard with a 9.5”-radius, gold hardware and a vintage-style bridge with three compensated brass saddles. 

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.