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Fender Custom Shop Tarot Card Telecaster Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar (SN:RT0177)

You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop Tarot Card Telecaster Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar, serial number RT0177. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (6 lbs 15.3 oz.)


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In an awe-inspiring display of guitar craftsmanship, the brilliant mind and hands of Masterbuilder Ron Thorn brings you this one-off Tarot Card Telecaster guitar. Bestowed with unreal hand-engraved silver tarot card artwork, this modified Telecaster build is crafted with incredible detail, and includes the unique and beautiful sounds of hand-wound P-90 pickups. The Tarot Card Telecaster is for anyone who wants to own what is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable guitars in Fender history.

Unreal Hand-Engraved Silver Tarot Card Artwork
Fender Masterbuilder Ron Thorn derived the intriguing tarot card images on this guitar from the Santa Muerte Tarot artwork of Italian artist Fabio Listrani. Ron saw the designs, instantly appreciated their mesmerizing nature, and contacted the artist to see if he could get them on this custom built guitar. The German silver plate and pickup covers were hand engraved after being emblazoned on the silver with an acetone transfer technique. The engraving took some 80 hours of painstaking, detailed work, but we think Ron would agree - it was all worth it to create this one-of-a-kind guitar.

Modified Telecaster Build
This Tele is unique, not merely in style, but in craftsmanship. It's a semi-hollow modified ash Telecaster with a quilt-eye maple top, finished in Trans Black and lined with sterling silver binding. The neck is a 3A Birdseye maple, topped with a compound radius ebony fretboard. The fretboard is lined with 6150 frets and Sterling silver hollow dot inlays. The bridge is a distinctive chopped Tele bridge with a brass knuckle saddle, perfectly fitting the aesthetic of this Telecaster.

Hand-Wound P-90 Pickups
Hand wound by Ron Thorn himself, the dual P-90 pickups feature a wider bobbin for a warmer, more enveloping tone. The neck pickup features alnico 2 magnets, while the bridge pickup has alnico 5, giving the two a desirable divergence in sonic character. These excellent pickups are well-suited to the Tarot Card Tele style and give it a sound as inimitable as its look.


  • One-of-a-Kind Fender Custom Shop Tarot Card Telecaster Built by Masterbuilder Ron Thorn
  • Hand-Engraved Silver Plate and Pickguard Covers
  • Semi-Hollow Modified Ash Telecaster Body with a Quilt-Eye Maple Top
  • 3A Birdseye Maple Neck with Compound Radius (9.5" - 12") Ebony Fretboard
  • Dual P-90 Pickups Hand-Wound by Ron Thorn
  • Chopped Tele Bridge with Brass Knuckle Saddle
  • Includes Hardshell Case, Strap, and Certificate of Authenticity

Get your Fender Custom Shop Tarot Card Telecaster Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar from Sam Ash today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Strap
  • Certificate of Authenticity


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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"-12" Compound
Body Style TelecasterĀ®
Neck Wood 3A Birdseye Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Body Wood Modified Ash
Top Quilt-Eye Maple
Pickup Configuration S-S
Bridge Pickup Duncan P-90 with Ron Thorn Engraved Cover
Neck Pickup Duncan P-90 with Ron Thorn Engraved Cover
Bridge Type Chopped Tele Bridge w/ Brass Knuckle Saddle
Tuning Machines Nickel
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features One-of-a-Kind Fender Custom Shop Model Built by Masterbuilder Ron Thorn
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 6 lbs 15.3 oz.
Series Custom Shop
Model 9216080038
Warranty Info:

Fender warrants this Fender or Squier electric guitar or bass to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two (2) years from the date of original purchase, subject to limitations set forth herein ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited Warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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