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Fender Custom Shop LTD 1950 Double Esquire Super Heavy Relic – Aged Nocaster Blonde

Serial Number: R136928
Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz

Before the Telecaster® forever changed the world in 1951, Leo Fender built several prototype guitars, testing various concepts that found their way into the final result. The Vintage Custom 1950 Double Esquire is a faithful recreation of one of those early models, the incredibly rare dual-pickup Esquire, which was outfitted with some very cool and compelling appointments that we felt modern players and vintage tone hounds alike would appreciate. It features hand-wound ’50-’51 Blackguard pickups offering incredibly fat and juicy tone, coupled with modified ’51 Nocaster® wiring and controls. You’ll find a blender pot in place of a standard tone control and an additional resistor on the rhythm circuit for sweeter output. The neck features a vintage 7.25″-9.5″ compound radius, which we found on some rare examples, giving it a unique feel even among vintage-inspired models. It also features medium vintage frets, which are slightly larger than vintage frets and very comfortable to play.

The historic precursor to an undisputed legend, the 1950 Double Esquire is a glimpse into the innovations that were pivotal in the development of the Telecaster. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Other specifications include:

  • Model Number: 9235001642
  • Color: Aged Nocaster Blonde
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Body Material: 1-Piece Ash Body
  • Body Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Quatersawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: 57 Soft Style “V”
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″ to 9.5″ Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Vintage 47095
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Truss Rod: None
  • Headstock: Telecaster®
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Neck Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer Dark tint
  • Position Inlays: Black Dots
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’50-’51 Blackguard
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’50-’51 Blackguard
  • Controls: Volume, Blend
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup With Blender, Position 2. Neck Pickup with Volume, Position 3. Neck Pickup with Volume
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with SS Barrel Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs: Chrome
  • Switch Tips: Barrel Style
  • Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • 6 lbs 11 oz
  • #R136928

If interested in this Fender Custom LTD 1950 Double Esquire, please contact us.

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$5,450.00

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