Dale Wilson Builder Select '54 Blackguard Esquire®


Model #: 9216008285
Dale Wilson Masterbuilt '54 Blackguard Esquire®, Smoked Butterscotch

More about Dale Wilson Builder Select '54 Blackguard Esquire®

Honoring the foundation of Fender’s electric sound, the Dale Wilson Builder Select ’54 Blackguard Esquire pays tribute to the instrument that turned the music world on its head. This guitar’s secret weapon is the ‘Full-Throttle’ Esquire wiring that bypasses all controls in Position 1, going straight to the jack for hot-rodded, no-holds-barred solo tone. The sturdy quartersawn maple neck sports an authentic ‘Nocaster®’ “U”-shaped profile for traditional playing feel while the 7.5”-9.5” compound radius fingerboard provides a comfortable platform for chords and single-note playing alike. Other classic features include a hand wound ‘BC’ single-coil pickup, original-style Esquire bridge with brass barrel saddles and single-ply parchment pickguard. For even more tonal (and aesthetic) flexibility we also provide a Two-Pickup ’55 Whiteguard conversion kit that adds a single-coil neck pickup, white pickguard and modern Tele® wiring. Includes a center-pocket tweed hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Dale Wilson Masterbuilt '54 Blackguard Esquire®, Smoked Butterscotch
Model Number: 9216008285
Series: Builder Select
Color: See Text For Color

Body

Body
Body Shape: Esquire®
Body Material: Premium Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: Nocaster® "U"
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: Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound "BC" Bridge Pickup
Controls: Full Throttle Esquire® Wiring
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Pickup Straight to Output Jack, Position 2. Pickup with Volume Control, Position 3. Pickup with Volume and Tone Control
Pickup Configuration: S

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Saddles
Tuning Machines: 6-in-Line American Vintage
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: D'Addario® EXL110 Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Two-Pickup ’55 Whiteguard conversion kit (single-coil neck pickup, white pickguard and modern Tele® wiring), Certificate of Authenticity