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Fender Custom Shop 1959 Esquire Relic LTD Electric Guitar

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The 1959 Esquire Relic LTD guitar takes us back to Fender's early days. It features a 2-piece premium ash body with a gold nitrocellulose lacquer fin...Click To Read More About This Product

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A Custom Shop Team-built limited run of only 100 instruments.

The 1959 Esquire Relic LTD guitar takes us back to Fender's early days. It features a 2-piece premium ash body with a gold nitrocellulose lacquer finish. A late-'50s C-shaped maple neck has a light-tint lacquer finish. Other features include a '63 custom Telecaster bridge pickup, gold hardware, and a vintage-style top-load Telecaster 3-saddle bridge. For "real thing" authenticity, the guitar has been given the "Relic" treatment--made to show years of natural wear and tear; with nicks, scratches, worn finish, rusty hardware, and aged plastic parts. Includes hardshell tweed case, strap, cable, "ash tray" bridge cover, and limited edition certificate.

  • Custom Shop Limited Edition Series
  • 2-piece premium ash body
  • 1-piece maple neck, late '50s "C" shaped (nitrocellulose lacquer finish)
  • Maple fingerboard with 9-1/2" radius (241 mm)
  • 21 medium jumbo frets
  • '63 Custom Tele bridge pickup
  • Volume, tone controls
  • Pickup Switching
  • Custom-wired 3-Position blade:
  • Position 1: volume control with cap, no tone control
  • Position 2: volume control with cap and tone control with cap
  • Position 3: volume control only, no cap, no tone control
  • Vintage-style top-load Tele bridge with 3 threaded steel saddles
  • Machine heads
  • Fender/Gotoh vintage-style tuning machines
  • Gold hardware
  • 1-ply parchment pickguard
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Black dot position inlays with wide dot spacing
  • Custom Shop Limited Edition decal
  • Light tint lacquer finish on neck
  • Shows natural wear and tear of years of heavy use, nicks, scratches, worn finish rusty hardware, and aged plastic parts
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Golden Goddess

By Vu

from Londonderry, NH

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I have had the privilege of purchasing and playing this guitar...let me say it is well worth the investment. The action is great and the tone is unmistakable. A truly great guitar that should be in anyone's collection. I own 10 guitars and this one is one of the best by far.

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