Dale Wilson Builder Select '54 Blackguard Esquire®

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

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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. Includes a Two-Pickup '55 Whiteguard conversion kit that adds a single-coil neck pickup, white pickguard and modern Tele® wiring.



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


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


Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: Nocaster® "U"
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: 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


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


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
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome


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

Features and Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice