2022 Fender Custom Shop 50s Pine Esquire - Super Heavy Relic
One pickup, and the truth!
The Esquire was one of the earliest solid-body guitar models available to the public, and Leo Fender got so many things right on his first try out that very little has changed about it since- even with the advent of the Telecaster. The unmistakable chime and punch of this single pickup in a slab wood body defined genres of music for generations. Whether your chick'n pick'n, playing bottleneck, or furiously windmilling- the sound and feel of an Esquire will have you feeling right at home. Modern refinements include a compound radius for easier bending in the upper register and comfy chording in the lower register.
This guitar has been very gently played, kept in a smoke free home, and includes all the original ephemera.
The wiring harness was swapped out for a Starr Guitars Esquire Pro which offers the following 3 positions: 1) Volume with no tone. 2) Volume & .022 Mallory capacitor 630v tone control. 3) Volume & .0047 Mallory capacitor 630v (fixed tone).
The harness includes:
1 x USA made CRL 3 way pickup selector switch with black tip
1 x .022 Mallory 630 volt Capacitor
5 x Gavitt vintage style push back black (ground) and blue (hot) cloth covered wires, 22 gauge, pre-tinned, with a waxed braided cotton outer insulation.
1 x Switchcraft #11 input jack with heat shrink strain relief on both terminals
Original wiring harness is included. Specs below!
Weight: 6.3 lbs
- Body Wood: Solid Pine
- Color: Butterscotch Blonde (Heavy Relic)
- Finish: Flashcoat Nitro
- Neck Wood: Rift Sawn Maple
- Neck Joint: 4-bolt
- Neck Shape: Soft V
- Nut Width/Material: 1.63"
- Depth at 1st fret: .925"
- Depth at 12th fret: 1.00"
- Scale: 25.5"
- Frets: 21
- Radius: 7.25-9.5" Compound radius
- Action: 0.05
- Pickups: 50/51 Blackguard Handwound Bridge pickup
- Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-way tone selector (Starr Guitars replacement, original harness included)
- Bridge/Tailpiece: Steel saddle ashtray bridge
- Tuners: Vintage Fender
- Knobs: Knurled Chrome
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