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Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1950 Double Esquire – Nocaster Blonde

Serial Number: R98098
Weight: 6 lbs 13 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.

Other features include a NOS flash-coat lacquer Nocaster Blonde finish, Closet Classic hardware, 2-piece off-center-seam ash body, tinted maple rift-sawn neck with 10/56 “V”-shaped neck profile, 21 medium vintage frets, 3-way switch, black phenolic pickguard, ’51-’54 Tele bridge with brass saddles, bone nut, round string tree and vintage-style tuning machines.

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 Name: Vintage Custom 1950 Double Esquire® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Nocaster Blonde
  • Model Number: 9235000563
  • Series: Vintage Custom
  • Color: Nocaster® Blonde
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Offset Seam Lightweight Ash
  • Body Finish: NOS Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: 10/56 “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 50085
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
  • Headstock: Telecaster®
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Neck Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • 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, 10K Resistor and .001uF Capacitor.
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass 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: Fat 50’s Tele® Control Assembly, Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • 6 lbs 13 oz
  • #R98098

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

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$3,750.00

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