The TKO has been about for a while. The only Fender I have ever owned was a Squire Tele and the very first guitar I built was a Tele so as you can see I like them. The original TKO was a modified Tele shape to accomodate a 24 fret neck with improved heel and upper fret access. However it was very much like a Tele and that has never been the way I have done things, so a redesign was called for. The current TKO I would say is Tele inspired but is very much my take on this classic. Currently avilable in 6 string.