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Fender Custom Shop Limited 1950s Esquire Electric Guitar   

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The limited edition Fender Custom Shop '50s Esquire Electric Guitar is crafted with an ash body, a C-shaped maple neck, a vintage-style 3-saddle stri...Click To Read More About This Product

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An outstanding Custom Shop reproduction of Fender's most sought-after models!

The limited edition Fender Custom Shop '50s Esquire Electric Guitar is crafted with an ash body, a C-shaped maple neck, a vintage-style 3-saddle string-through-body Telecaster bridge, and a vintage-style single-coil Telecaster pickup with custom-wired 3-way switching.

The Esquire is among the most sought-after instruments in Fender's entire family of Telecaster guitars. Introduced in 1950, its unique circuitry and biting bridge pickup created a tonal sensation. It later became the weapon of choice for guiar greats including Jeff Beck and Bruce Springsteen, and has re-emerged time and again in the hands of many other great players.

Three-way switching on a single-pickup guitar gives you 3 preset tones. In the bridge position, the pickup is connected only to the volume control (the tone control is disconnected); this minimal circuitry produces more top-end sparkle than is possible with a Telecaster. In the middle position, the standard tone control circuit is activated. In the neck position, the tone control is again disengaged, but a tone-shaping capacitor rolls off much of the top end and some bottom, producing a darker tone and slight volume loss.

Fender includes a case, strap, cable, and a limited edition certificate of authenticity with each Limited 1950s Esquire guitar.

  • Series: Limited
  • Model name: Limited 1950s Esquire Electric Guitar
  • Model number: 921-5000-005
  • Colors: Nocaster blonde, (nitrocellulose lacquer finish)
  • Body: ash
  • Neck: 1-piece maple
  • Fingerboard: maple
  • Frets: vintage style
  • Bridge pickup: 1 vintage style single-coil Tele pickup with alnico magnets
  • Controls: master volume, master tone
  • Bridge: vintage style with 3 saddles strings-thru-body Tele bridge
  • Machine heads: Fender/Ping vintage style tuning machines
  • Hardware: chrome
  • Pickguard: 1-ply parchment
  • Strings: gauges .010 “ .046
  • Accessories: strap, cable, limited edition certificate of authenticity
  • Case: Limited Edition center pocket tweed hardshell case (red interior)

Limited 1950s Esquire Electric Guitar

  • Fingerboard radius: 7.25"(184mm)
    No. of frets: 21
    Scale length: 25.5" (648 mm)
    Width at nut: 1.650" (42 mm)

    Pickup switching: 3-position toggle:

    Position 1. Volume control, (dark vintage circuit), no tone control

    Position 2. Volume control with cap. and tone control with cap.

    Position 3. Volume control only no cap. , no tone control

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