Fender Custom Shop Yuriy Shishkov Masterbuilt Front Row Legend Esquire
Front Row Legend Esquire - Only 40 available Worldwide
Pure Hollywood History - From its humble beginnings as a makeshift stage to its now-legendary status as one of the best concert venues in Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is part of the rich tapestry of Hollywood history. This natural outdoor amphitheater has hosted performances by some of the most well-known and respected artists of every musical genre; from Frank Sinatra to Jimi Hendrix and everyone in-between, the Hollywood Bowl has been bathed in pure musical magic for decades.
Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov captured and distilled that mojo, adding a healthy infusion of Fender's timeless style and history with the incredible Front Row Legend Esquire guitar. This guitar is crafted from 100-year-old Alaskan yellow cedar reclaimed from the original bench boards that have been resonating with the sounds emanating from “The Bowl” since 1919.
The heritage of the Front Row Legend Esquire guitar doesn't stop with the wood; its design is based on the legendary single-pickup precursor to the Telecaster guitar. This guitar has the same punchy tone and snappy attack that vintage Esquire guitars are known for, but with the added touches only a Masterbuilt guitar can have.
Vintage enthusiasts are sure to love everything about this guitar from its ‘60s-style “Oval C”-shaped Quartersawn maple neck, 7.25"-radius fingerboard and vintage frets, to its original-spec “Black Guard” bridge pickup, oxidized brass hardware and push-pull volume pot for additional tonal flexibility. The wood's original patina, with its cracks, bolt holes and scratches is preserved, and the boards were hand-selected for the coolest and most distinct markings. Every guitar also has a different original "seat number" on the top of the body, so each is truly unique. An ultra-thin satin finish is then applied to preserve the look of the wood in its original condition.
Hold a piece of history in your hands and join the ranks of the legends that have graced the Hollywood Bowl's stage with the Front Row Legend Esquire Guitar.
Body Finish: Satin
Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: 60 Style Oval C (1st Fret: .790" - 12th Fret: .930" )
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fret Size: Vintage
Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Original Blackguard Single-Coil Tele®
Controls: Volume, Tone
Special Electronics: Pickup Switching: Push-Pull Volume
Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings Through Body Tele with Compensated Brass Barrel
Tuners: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Control Knobs: Brass
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity