Fender has realeased the American Acoustasonic Telecaster Ziricote – a high-end model that's sure to get mavens of exotic tonewood all hot under the pickguard.
It is gorgeous, with a grain pattern so beautiful it takes on a psychedelic quality.
Build-wise, well it's got a ziricote top with black limba on the back and sides, a black limba neck in pleasing modern deep-C profile, and an ebony fretboard.
Inside the body it has transverse bracing, and some clever electronics. There are three pickups, with the Fishman Under-Saddle Transducer, Fishman Acoustasonic Enhancer, and Fender Acoustasonic Noiseless magnetic pickup pickup mounted at an angle half-way between bridge and soundhole. And these are controlled by a five-way blade selector switch, a volume control and "Mod knob" that lets you select and blend the Tele's voices.
The American Acoustasonic Telecaster Ziricote retails for $3,299.99 (£2,999 street) and comes with a hard case.
See Fender for more details.