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Fender 50s Esquire - White Blonde - Maple

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The Esquire is among the most sought-after instruments in our entire family of Telecaster guitars.

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The Esquire is among the most sought-after instruments in our entire family of Telecaster guitars.

Introduced in 1950, its unique circuitry and biting bridge pickup created a tonal sensation. It later became the weapon of choice for greats including Jeff Beck and Bruce Springsteen, and has re-emerged time and again in the hands of many other great players.

Basically, three-way switching on a single-pickup guitar gives you three preset tones. In the bridge position, the pickup is connected only to the volume control (the tone control is disconnected); this minimal circuitry produces more top-end sparkle than is possible with a Telecaster. In the middle position, the standard tone control circuit is activated. In the neck position, the tone control is again disengaged, but a tone-shaping capacitor rolls off much of the top end and some bottom, producing a darker tone and slight volume loss.

Features

  • Ash body
  • C-shaped maple neck
  • Vintage-style three-saddle string-through-body Telecaster bridge
  • Vintage-style single-coil Telecaster pickup with custom-wired three-way switching

Specifications

  • Body Ash
  • Neck 1-Piece Maple, “C” Shape, (Gloss Urethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard Maple, 7.25” Radius (184 mm)
  • No. of Frets 21 Vintage Style Frets
  • Pickups 1 Vintage Style Single-Coil Tele Pickup with Alnico Magnets (Bridge)
  • Controls
    • Master Volume
    • Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching
    • Custom-Wired 3-Position Blade:
      • Position 1. Volume Control, (Dark Vintage Circuit), No Tone Control
      • Position 2. Volume Control with Cap. and Tone Control with Cap.
      • Position 3. Volume Control Only No Cap. , No Tone Control
  • Bridge Vintage Style 3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele Bridge
  • Machine Heads Fender®/Ping® Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Hardware Chrome
  • Pickguard 1-Ply White
  • Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut 1.625" (41.3 mm)
  • Unique Features
    • “C” Shape Maple Neck,
    • Knurled Chrome Knobs,
    • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Strings Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),
  • Case Deluxe Gig Bag
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