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A guitar classic that proves less is more.

The Fender '50s Esquire Electric Guitar is the electric guitar that started it all. Originally released in 1950, it was Leo Fender's first marketed design. The single-pickup precursor to the Telecaster, the Esquire features an ash body, maple neck, vintage-style bridge with steel saddles, volume, tone, and a 3-way quick tone-change switch.

3-way switching
The 3-way toggle switch gives you 3 preset tones. In the bridge position the pickup is only connected to the volume control (the tone control is disconnected). This minimal circuitry provides more top-end sparkle than a Telecaster. In the middle position the standard tone control circuit is activated and it functions just like any other tone control. In the neck position the tone control is disengaged, but a tone-shaping capacitor is added that rolls off a lot of the top end and some of the bottom. This setting produces darker tone along with slightly less volume.

Includes a gig bag.

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Fender '50s Esquire Electric Guitar Features:

  • Classic Series '50s Esquire
    Ash body
    Maple neck
    7-1/4" radius
    Vintage-style frets
    Vintage-style tuning machines
    White single-ply pickguard
    Volume and tone control
    3-way quick tone-change switch
    Vintage-style bridge with steel saddles
    Includes a gig bag




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  • Fender Esquire

    As reviewed by mike on 7/8/2009

    Don't let this Hot Rod slip by ya. Although it has just one pickup in the traditional bridge position, you can pull off alot of tones with it. I have had the opportunity to play the Esquire at guitar center in Flint, Mi. And Elderly's in lansing and was blown away. The 3 way selector has usefull tones wired in. All the way back is wide open, middle position adds treble, forward position a softer darker tone. Many pro's have used the esquire for years. Jeff beck, Bruce Springstine, ect. it rocks. Don't let its simplicity fool you. I will be buying the sunburst with maple neck soon. hopefully the black one too !!!!!!

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