The limited edition Fender Custom Shop '50s Esquire Electric Guitar is crafted with an ash body, a C-shaped maple neck, a vintage-style 3-saddle string-through-body Telecaster bridge, and a vintage-st... Click To Read More About This Product
The limited edition Fender Custom Shop '50s Esquire Electric Guitar is crafted with an ash body, a C-shaped maple neck, a vintage-style 3-saddle string-through-body Telecaster bridge, and a vintage-style single-coil Telecaster pickup with custom-wired 3-way switching.
The Esquire is among the most sought-after instruments in Fender's entire family of Telecaster guitars. Introduced in 1950, its unique circuitry and biting bridge pickup created a tonal sensation. It later became the weapon of choice for guiar greats including Jeff Beck and Bruce Springsteen, and has re-emerged time and again in the hands of many other great players.
Three-way switching on a single-pickup guitar gives you 3 preset tones. In the bridge position, the pickup is connected only to the volume control (the tone control is disconnected); this minimal circuitry produces more top-end sparkle than is possible with a Telecaster. In the middle position, the standard tone control circuit is activated. In the neck position, the tone control is again disengaged, but a tone-shaping capacitor rolls off much of the top end and some bottom, producing a darker tone and slight volume loss.
Fender includes a case, strap, cable, and a limited edition certificate of authenticity with each Limited 1950s Esquire guitar.
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