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Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1950 Double Esquire Nocaster Blonde

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SN: R18370

Weight: 7 lbs 8 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