Vintage Custom 1950 Double Esquire®


Model #: 9235000563
Vintage Custom 1950 Double Esquire® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Nocaster Blonde

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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.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Vintage Custom 1950 Double Esquire® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Nocaster Blonde
Model Number: 9235000563
Series: Vintage Custom
Color: Nocaster® Blonde

Body

Body
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Offset Seam Lightweight Ash
Body Finish: NOS Flash Coat Lacquer

Neck

Neck
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 Dot

Electronics

Electronics
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

Hardware

Hardware
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: Knurled Dome
Switch Tips: Barrel Style

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Fat 50's Tele® Control Assembly, Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity