Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1950 Pine Esquire, Aged Black
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.
NOS Flash Coat Lacquer "Time Capsule" Finish with Closet Classic Hardware; Vintage 2-piece Sandwich Style Pine Body; Tinted Rift Sawn Non-Truss Rod Maple Neck with 1950 Back-Shape; 7.25"-9.5" Vintage Compound Radius; 21 Medium Vintage Frets; Hand-Wound '50-'51 Blackguard Pickup; 3-Way Switch; Full Throttle Esquire Wiring; Single-Ply Eggshell Pickguard; 1950 Esquire Bridge with Flat Bottom Steel Saddles; Vintage Style Tuning Machines; Bone Nut; Disk String Tree; Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity.