1950 Double Esquire®


Model #: 9236081201

1950 Double Esquire® DLX Closet Classic, 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck, Faded Nocaster® Blonde

9236081201

1950 Double Esquire® Journeyman Relic®, 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck, Nocaster® Blonde

9236081202

1950 Double Esquire® Relic®, 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck, Aged Nocaster® Blonde

9236081203

1950 Double Esquire® Heavy Relic®, 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck, Aged Nocaster® Blonde

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1950 Double Esquire® DLX Closet Classic, 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck, Faded Nocaster® Blonde

More about 1950 Double Esquire®

New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop digs deep into the history of Fender’s earliest solid-body guitar with the introduction of a fascinating new model—the 1950 Double Esquire. Back then, the single-pickup Esquire debuted in April 1950 as Fender’s very first solid body electric Spanish guitar, joined a few months later in October 1950 by a two-pickup model. The new Custom Shop 1950 Double Esquire honors the models of that formative year and then some, with a distinctive combination of finely crafted features that make it very much its own machine.

Producing balanced highs and sweet midrange with lively resonance, the two-piece select ash body has an off-center seam and wears one of four aged Blonde lacquer finish treatments: Deluxe Closet Classic Faded Nocaster® Blonde, Journeyman Relic® Nocaster Blonde, Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde or Heavy Relic Aged Nocaster Blonde. Each finish treatment conveys the look, feel and vibe of a guitar that has either seen decades of relatively light use and great care or quite the opposite—a hard-fought lifetime of near-constant use, abuse and heavy wear.

The one-piece rift sawn maple neck is sculpted with a 1950-style “Blackguard” profile for comfortable and period-correct full-hand feel, topped by a vintage compound-radius (7.5”-9.5”) maple fingerboard with 21 medium vintage (47095) frets and a bone nut. Dual Custom Shop hand-wound ’50-’51 Blackguard pickups with modded ’51 Nocaster wiring deliver clear, crisp highs with well-balanced midrange and low end, with the extra versatility of blend control for both pickups.

Other premium features include a single-ply black phenolic pickguard, three-way pickup switch, ’51-’54 Telecaster® bridge with brass barrel saddles, vintage-style tuners, disc string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: 1950 Double Esquire® DLX Closet Classic, 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck, Faded Nocaster® Blonde
Model Number: 9236081201
Series: Time Machine
Color: Faded Nocaster® Blonde

Body

Body
Body Shape: Esquire®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash with Offset Seam
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1950 Blackguard
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Vintage
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Headstock: Telecaster®
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck
Position Inlays: Black Micarta, 0.25" (6.35 mm)

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard
Controls: Master Volume, Blend
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup (Neck Pickup with Blend control), Position 2. Neck Pickup with No Tone control, Position 3. Neck Pickup with Preset Deep Rhythm Tone
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: '51-'54 Tele® Bridge with Brass Barrel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
Switch Tips: Barrel Style, Black

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
  • NEW

    1950 Double Esquire® DLX Closet Classic, 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck, Faded Nocaster® Blonde

    #9236081201

  • NEW

    1950 Double Esquire® Journeyman Relic®, 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck, Nocaster® Blonde

    #9236081202

  • NEW

    1950 Double Esquire® Relic®, 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck, Aged Nocaster® Blonde

    #9236081203

  • NEW

    1950 Double Esquire® Heavy Relic®, 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck, Aged Nocaster® Blonde

    #9236081204