Vintage Custom 1950 Pine Esquire®
Vintage Custom 1950 Pine Esquire®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Black
Model Number: 9235001175
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.
Neck Material 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape 1950 Esquire® "U" Fingerboard Radius 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm) Fingerboard Material Maple Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Medium Vintage Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Black Dot