Limited Edition Joe Strummer Esquire® Relic®

Limited Edition - Limited Edition Joe Strummer Esquire® Relic®

Model Number: 9215082152

$22,999.00 RRP
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The Legendary Joe Strummer played guitar with an intensity that cut like a knife with raw energy and passion in every intense swipe at the strings. He was the embodiment of Punk culture and a crucial component to its development. His style was direct, honest, and empowering to the listener which would create legions of die-hard fans around the world.

Best known for his work with The Clash, Strummer and his bandmates were a major part of creating punk rock and has inspired countless other bands to this day. Strummer commanded the stage like a fiercely determined punk rock commander and blasted songs out of his guitar like a machine gun. His weapon of choice for the London Calling and Combat Rock era was his tried and true Fender Esquire®. A perfect match for his stripped down, no nonsense delivery, the Esquire was the perfect tool for Strummer to hammer away on show after show working out angst and often having his drummer play on the strings with drumsticks during songs. The guitar was one of Strummer’s favorites and appeared on many of their most famous performances especially in the latter years of the band.

We are very happy to be able to re-create this incredible piece of music history in the Fender Custom Shop for a special limited edition run. Master builder Jason Smith has reincarnated the Esquire to its Clash era look in exacting detail with its black racing stripe, custom “Bourbon Street” sticker and custom Relic finish. Not just for the collector, this guitar is built to take a beating and produce straight-ahead searing tone for anyone bold enough to wield it in combat on stage.

Features include a 2-piece offset seam alder body, with a 1-ply eggshell pickguard, flat-sawn maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 9.5” radius, medium jumbo frets, a ’59 “C” shaped profile and Schaller mini tuning machines. A top-load/string-through Tele® bridge assembly is set up with a Josefina hand-wound 55/56 bridge pickup wired up to a 3-way switch and a ‘59 Esquire wiring. Also includes certificate of authenticity, strap and a custom pink anvil case with “Strummer” stencil and leopard print lining.

  • General
    Model Number 9215082152
    Series Limited Edition
    Color Olympic White
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Body Shape Esquire®
    Body Material 2-Piece Offset Seam Alder
  • Neck
    Neck Material Flat Sawn Maple
    Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape 1959 Esquire® "C"
    Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material Flat-Lam Rosewood
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Medium Jumbo
    Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
    Position Inlays White Dot
  • Hardware
    Bridge 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Tele®, Top-Load or Strings-Through-Body with Threaded Steel Saddles
    Tuning Machines Schaller® M6 Chrome-Plated Die-Cast Mini Tuners
    Pickguard 1-Ply Eggshell
    Control Knobs Knurled Chrome
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55/'56 Single-Coil Tele®
    Controls Volume, Tone
    Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge (Tone control off), Position 2. Bridge (Tone control on), Position 3. Bridge (Tone control off, preset treble roll-off)
    Configuration S