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- 2005 Fender Custom Shop 1950 Pine Esquire
2005 Fender Custom Shop 1950 Pine Esquire
A fabulous, never-been-played, effectively brand spanking new Esquire from the best of Fender's Custom Shop. This guitar came to me from a former Fender employee and he never used it, not once. It is 100% fresh. This a re-creation of Fender's original 1950 very first solid-body electric guitar, the single-pickup, very light weight pine body Esquire. It’s got an original-type nitrocellulose lacquer finish, a hand-wound ‘50-‘51 pickup and is outfitted with full-throttle Esquire wiring. The whole nine yards are included here too: a neck pickup complete with full control assembly and appropriate pickguard to convert it to full Telecaster specs if you like; the “ashtray“ for the bridge; original Fender Custom Shop folder with serial-numbered CoA, “Shop Floor Traveler” order, very cool black leather Fender strap, and a bunch more Custom Shop paperwork. The tuning machines have been upgraded to modern locking ones so you can really tune it, as opposed to struggling with replicas of those early, um, kinda sloppy Klusons. And a deluxe tweed hard shell case is included of course. Unplayed so far until it's in your hot little hands for only $2995 w/ohsc.