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Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1950 Pine Esquire Black

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Weight: 6 lbs 10 oz

SN: R106049

 

Perhaps the rarest Fender® guitar is its first one—the single-pickup pine-body Esquire®. The very first Fender electric solid-body guitar. Wasn’t even around for a full year, and yet it changed guitar music forever. Fender shipped barely a handful of them before changing the body to ash and the finish to blonde.

True to the original, this faithful recreation features a slightly thinner (1.5”) laminated pine body. Its one-piece rift-sawn maple neck has a 1950 Esquire profile, no truss rod, a 7.25”-9.5” vintage compound radius and 21 medium vintage frets. With its NOS “flash coat” nitrocellulose lacquer finish and Closet Classic hardware, the Vintage Custom 1950 Pine Esquire looks like a well-cared-for original with only slight aging to its metal parts. A hand-wound ‘50-‘51 Blackguard pickup is outfitted with full-throttle Esquire wiring (Position 1: Volume and Tone, Position 2: Volume, Position 3: Pickup Straight to Output) with a three-way switch. Other features include a single-ply eggshell pickguard, 1950 Esquire bridge with original style steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, and disk string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, 1950 Esquire control assembly, and certificate of authenticity.

Model Name: Vintage Custom 1950 Pine Esquire Aged Black

Model #: 9235001175

Series: Vintage Custom

Country Of Origin: US

Color: Aged Black

Body: 2-Piece Sandwich Style Pine

Body Finish: NOS Flash Coat Lacquer

Body Shape: Esquire®

Neck Material: 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple

Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Shape: 1950 Esquire® "U"

Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)

Fingerboard: Maple

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)

Number of Frets: 21

Frets Size: Medium Vintage

String Nut: Bone

Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)

Position Inlays: Black Dot

Truss Rods: None

Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard

Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone

Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Pickup Straight to Output Jack, Position 2. Pickup with Volume Control, Position 3. Pickup with Volume and Tone Control

Pickup Configuration: SS

Bridge: 3-Saddle '50 Esquire® with Original Style Steel Saddles

Hardware Finish: Chrome

Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style

Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell

Control Knobs: Knurled Dome

Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)