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Fender Custom Shop 1950 Double Esquire Heavy Relic 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck Aged Nocaster Blonde R124405

   
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Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz
Neck depth 1st fret: .93"
Neck depth 12th fret: 1"

New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop digs deep into the history of Fender’s earliest solid-body guitar with the introduction of a fascinating new model—the 1950 Double Esquire. Back then, the single-pickup Esquire debuted in April 1950 as Fender’s very first solid body electric Spanish guitar, joined a few months later in October 1950 by a two-pickup model. The new Custom Shop 1950 Double Esquire honors the models of that formative year and then some, with a distinctive combination of finely crafted features that make it very much its own machine.

Producing balanced highs and sweet midrange with lively resonance, the two-piece select ash body has an off-center seam and wears one of four aged Blonde lacquer finish treatments: Deluxe Closet Classic Faded Nocaster® Blonde, Journeyman Relic® Nocaster Blonde, Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde or Heavy Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde. Each finish treatment conveys the look, feel and vibe of a guitar that has either seen decades of relatively light use and great care or quite the opposite—a hard-fought lifetime of near-constant use, abuse and heavy wear.

The one-piece rift sawn maple neck is sculpted with a 1950-style “Blackguard” profile for comfortable and period-correct full-hand feel, topped by a vintage compound-radius (7.5”-9.5”) maple fingerboard with 21 medium vintage (47095) frets and a bone nut. Dual Custom Shop hand-wound ’50-’51 Blackguard pickups with modded ’51 Nocaster wiring deliver clear, crisp highs with well-balanced midrange and low end, with the extra versatility of blend control for both pickups.

Other premium features include a single-ply black phenolic pickguard, three-way pickup switch, ’51-’54 Telecaster® bridge with brass barrel saddles, vintage-style tuners, disc string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

HEADSTOCK

Telecaster®

NECK MATERIAL

1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple

NECK FINISH

Flash Coat Lacquer

NECK SHAPE

1950 Blackguard

NECK THICKNESS

.925"

NECK BUTT WIDTH

2.200"

NECK THICKNESS 12TH FRET

1.00"

FINGERBOARD RADIUS

7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)

FINGERBOARD MATERIAL

1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck

POSITION INLAYS

Black Micarta Dot, 0.25" (6.35 mm)

SIDE DOTS

Black Micarta, 3/32" (2.38 mm)

NUMBER OF FRETS

21

TRUSS ROD

Vintage-Style

STRING NUT

Bone

NUT WIDTH

1.625" (41.3 mm)

NUT MATERIAL

Bone

BODY

2-Piece Select Ash with Offset Seam

BODY FINISH

Flash Coat Lacquer

BODY SHAPE

Esquire®

BODY MATERIAL

2-Piece Select Ash with Offset Seam

BRIDGE

'51-'54 Tele® Bridge with Brass Barrel Saddles

PICKGUARD

1-Ply Black Phenolic

CONTROL KNOBS

Knurled Chrome

SWITCH TIP

Barrel Style, Black

HARDWARE FINISH

Nickel/Chrome

TUNING MACHINES

Vintage-Style with Fender Logo

STRING TREES

Vintage-Style Disc

STRINGS

Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406

NECK PLATE

4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo

BRIDGE PICKUP

Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard

NECK PICKUP

Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard

PICKUP CONFIGURATION

SS

CONTROLS

Master Volume, Blend

SWITCHING

3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup (Neck Pickup with Blend control), Position 2. Neck Pickup with No Tone control, Position 3. Neck Pickup with Preset Deep Rhythm Tone

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.