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FENDER ANNOUNCES LTD EDITION EL MOCAMBO STRAT & TELE

Today, Fender Custom Shop announces the launch of Limited Edition El Mocambo Stratocaster and Telecaster pairs, all of which were created using reclaimed wood from the famed Toronto nightclub of the same name.

From the 1970s to the 1990s, the El Mocambo hosted some of the most well-known acts across rock, soul, jazz and R&B. From Buddy Guy, Sam and Dave, and Charlie Mingus all the way to Jimi Hendrix, Blondie, Bon Jovi and Joan Jett, the venue itself is interwoven closely with music history. Live albums from artists such as the Cars and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble were all recorded at El Mocambo, including the Rolling Stones’ famous surprise two-night appearance there in 1977. A recording of the famous Rolling Stones El Mocambo shows is being released in full for the first time on Friday, May 13th. Live At The El Mocambo marks the first official appearance of the group’s two famous secret concerts at the 300-capacity Toronto club in March 1977. The album will be available on double CD, 4 LP Black Vinyl, 4 LP Neon Vinyl and digitally. It features the Stones’ full set from the March 5 show, plus three bonus tracks from the March 4 gig, newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain. Only four of the performances found their way onto the Love You Live album that followed in September 1977, which was dominated by tracks captured on the band’s 1975 and ’76 tours, with the full set having never been heard before.

El Mocambo Stratocaster

The Limited Edition El Mocambo Stratocaster and Telecaster were crafted by Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Ron Thorn (a Toronto native himself). The 300-year-old Eastern White Pine reclaimed wood was taken from the rafters between the first and second floss during El Mocambo’s 2014 renovation. Each board was examined with a metal detector to locate then carefully extract nails, and the extremely tight-grained old-growth timbers are light and extremely resonant, making an amazing body wood for these instruments!

El Mocambo Telecaster

Some key features of the Limited Edition El Mocambo Strat & Tele include:

  • First-fret inlay and engraved neckplate inspired by El Mocambo’s signature feature – a giant 22-foot sign of a palm tree with the nightclub’s name spelled out in glowing neon letters
  • Quartersawn and roasted Canadian maple neck with a ‘59-style “D” profile and 9.5”-radius flat-laminated African blackwood fingerboard with 21 jumbo (6100) frets
  • Hand-wound Josefina Campos pickups with special wiring and switching, custom bridges, vintage-style tuners and wing string trees
  • Custom El Mocambo hardshell case, strap, collectible case candy kit and certificate of authenticity

 

ROLLING STONES ‘LIVE AT THE EL MOCAMBO’ OUT MAY 13
Pre order HERE

TRACKLISTING:

1. Honky Tonk Woman (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
2. All Down The Line (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
3. Hand Of Fate (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
4. Route 66 (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
5. Fool To Cry (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
6. Crazy Mama (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
7. Mannish Boy (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
8. Crackin’ Up (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
9. Dance Little Sister (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
10. Around And Around (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
11. Tumbling Dice (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
12. Hot Stuff (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
13. Star Star (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
14. Let’s Spend The Night Together (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
15. Worried Life Blues (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
16. Little Red Rooster (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
17. It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It) (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
18. Rip This Joint (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
19. Brown Sugar (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
20. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
21. Melody (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
22. Luxury (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
23. Worried About You (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)