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Fender Custom Shop 1950 Double Esquire

2018 Fender Custom Shop 1950 Double Esquire just in at Guitar Riot!  This is in excellent condition and comes with the original hard shell case, COA, and pictured case candy.  Specs below.  Please message with any questions.


Weight: 7 lbs 9 oz

Before the Telecaster® forever changed the world in 1951, Leo Fender built several prototype guitars, testing various concepts that found their way into the final result. The Vintage Custom 1950 Double Esquire is a faithful recreation of one of those early models, the incredibly rare dual-pickup Esquire, which was outfitted with some very cool and compelling appointments that we felt modern players and vintage tone hounds alike would appreciate. It features hand-wound '50-'51 Blackguard pickups offering incredibly fat and juicy tone, coupled with modified '51 Nocaster® wiring and controls. You'll find a blender pot in place of a standard tone control and an additional resistor on the rhythm circuit for sweeter output. The neck features a vintage 7.25"-9.5" compound radius, which we found on some rare examples, giving it a unique feel even among vintage-inspired models. It also features medium vintage frets, which are slightly larger than vintage frets and very comfortable to play.

Other features include a NOS flash-coat lacquer Nocaster Blonde finish, Closet Classic hardware, 2-piece off-center-seam ash body, tinted maple rift-sawn neck with 10/56 "V"-shaped neck profile, 21 medium vintage frets, 3-way switch, black phenolic pickguard, '51-'54 Tele bridge with brass saddles, bone nut, round string tree and vintage-style tuning machines.

The historic precursor to an undisputed legend, the 1950 Double Esquire is a glimpse into the innovations that were pivotal in the development of the Telecaster. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Model Name: Vintage Custom 1950 Double Esquire
Model Number: 9235000523
Series: Vintage Custom
Color: Nocaster Blonde
Body Shape:Telecaster®Body Material:2-Piece Offset Seam Lightweight AshBody Finish:NOS Flash Coat LacquerNeck Material:Maple Rift SawnNeck Shape:10/56 "V"Scale Length:25.5" (648 mm)Fingerboard Radius:7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)Number of Frets:21Fret Size:Medium Vintage 50085String Nut:BoneNut Width:1.650" (42 mm)Truss Rod Nut:Vintage-Style SlottedHeadstock:Telecaster®Neck Plate:4-BoltNeck Finish:Flash Coat LacquerFingerboard:MaplePosition Inlays:Black DotsBridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 BlackguardNeck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 BlackguardControls:Volume, BlendPickup Switching:3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup With Blender, Position 2. Neck Pickup with Volume, Position 3. Neck Pickup with Volume, 10K Resistor and .001uF Capacitor.Pickup Configuration:SSBridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Barrel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard:1-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Chrome
Switch Tips: Barrel Style