Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has spent the majority of his young life bringing the soul of classic-inspired blues straight into the 21st century. Appropriately, just like his music, his signature Fender Kingfish Telecaster Deluxe is the perfect blend of the past and present! This supercharged Tele’s alder body is loaded with an Adjusto-matic bridge and anchored tailpiece for enhanced tone and resonance — a perfect platform for the gritty grind produced by the dual Custom Kingfish humbuckers. Next, the roasted maple neck is carved into a robust “V” profile that’s sure to please vintage fanatics and players with larger hands. Lastly, if you’re looking to dish out some Kingfish-style blues ferocity of your own, the slab rosewood fingerboard’s medium-jumbo frets and flat 12-inch radius offer a slick surface for singing, vocal-like bluesy bends.
When you’re powering through the big, multi-step bends so commonly found in Kingfish’s 6-string virtuosity, you need plenty of neck to hold on to! The Fender Kingfish Telecaster Deluxe’s “V” profile roasted maple neck offers an impressive amount of chunk to fill out your grip, and it’s sure to please both larger-handed players and guitarists looking to capture more of an old-school feel in their setup. Coupled with a gorgeous piece of slab rosewood on top, this neck’s 12-inch radius fingerboard and medium-jumbo frets are purpose built for the modern blues player, allowing for low action and huge bends without even a hint of choke out.
More commonly found on another iconic single-cut electric, the 2-piece style Adjusto-matic bridge arms this Tele with raw sonic power and precision! The Adjusto-matic’s six individual saddles — as compared to a traditional Tele’s three — allows for exceptionally accurate intonation adjustment for each individual string. Plus, the anchored tailpiece provides enhanced string contact with the alder body, resulting in a strong foundation of resonance and sustain for you to build your tone on.
Two Custom Kingfish humbuckers supply the Kingfish Telecaster Deluxe with both pristine, full-range cleans and articulate, sustaining dirty tones. These humbuckers are specially voiced by Fender to excel in Kingfish’s bluesy rock style, with a blend of articulation and power that’s sure to please any fan of raunchy blues attitude. If you’re after a Tele-style guitar with a high-output sonic punch, this guitar’s Custom Kingfish humbuckers more than deliver!
Recognized at a young age for his exceptional musical talent, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram’s path has taken him from hometown hero to global star. Christone’s raw and inspired guitar playing, soulful vocals and mature songwriting have captured the imagination of legions of new fans and fellow musicians alike, propelling him to become the face of a new generation of blues artists. The Kingfish Telecaster® Deluxe features two custom humbucking pickups voiced for growling, overdriven blues-rock and an adjusto-matic bridge for perfect intonation. The “V”-shaped roasted maple neck has a classic feel while the 12” radius slab rosewood fingerboard delivers chunky tones and big bends. The mesmerizing Mississippi Night finish has a shimmering purple glow that recalls a dark winter sky in Clarksdale. Other special features include Kingfish’s signature on the headstock, a custom neck plate and a “K” crown logo on the pickup covers. With guts and sophistication, the Kingfish Telecaster Deluxe delivers scorching blues in a classy package.
The custom Mississippi Night finish has a shimmering purple glow that comes to life under stage lights.
From sassy blues to growling, overdriven rock, these custom humbucking pickups deliver powerful, dynamic tones.
The six-saddle adjusto-matic bridge allows each string to be adjusted for perfect intonation.
The comfortable “V”-shaped neck feels great in the hand and Fender’s roasting treatment adds resonance and a striking caramel color.
This rosewood fingerboard adds warmth to the tone while the 12” fingerboard radius facilitates effortless bending without fretting out.
The serialized neckplate bears a custom Kingfish logo.
|Kingfish Telecaster Signature
|Number of Strings
|Number of Frets
|21, Narrow Tall
|Adjusto-Matic with Anchored Tailpiece
|Fender Vintage Style
|Custom Kingfish Humbucker
|Custom Kingfish Humbucker
|2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
|Fender NPS, .010-.046
|Manufacturer Part Number