Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1950's Pine Esquire Aged Black
Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1950 Pine Esquire®
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 Conversion Kit, and certificate of authenticity.
- Top Wood: Vintage Pine
- Scale: 25.5"
- Nut Width: 1.650"
- Esquire Conversion Kit
- Weight: 6.8 lbs
- Serial Number: R100701
- Neck Wood: Rift Sawn Maple (7.25-9.5 Radius)
- Fretboard: Maple
- Bridge: 1950's Esquire
- Headstock Inlay: Fender Logo
- Tuners: Vintage Fender w/ Logo
- Inlays: Black Micarta
- Pickguard: Eggshell
- Nut Material: Bone
- Neck Profile: 1950's Blackguard Shape
- Pickup(s): HW 50-51 Blackguard
- Case: Deluxe Fender Hardcase
- List price: $3,750.00