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Fender Custom Shop 1950 Double Esquire Closet Classic - Faded Nocaster Blonde

by Fender
Original price $4,450.00 - Original price $4,450.00
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Exquisite Craftsmanship Meets Timeless Tone - The Fender Custom Shop 1950 Double Esquire Closet Classic - Faded Nocaster Blonde

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.


SPECIFICATIONS

Body

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

Neck

  • Headstock: Telecaster®
  • Neck Material: 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: 1950 Blackguard
  • Neck Thickness: .925"
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 1.00"
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck
  • Headstock Thickness: 0.575"
  • Position Inlays: Black Micarta Dot, 0.25" (6.35 mm)
  • Side Dots: Black Micarta, 3/32" (2.38 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
  • Fret Size: Medium Vintage
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Truss Rod: Vintage-Style
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
  • Nut Material: Bone

Hardware

  • Bridge: '51-'54 Tele® Bridge with Brass Barrel Saddles
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
  • Switch Tip: Barrel Style, Black
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender® Logo
  • String Trees: Vintage-Style Disc
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Controls: Master Volume, Blend
  • 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

Miscellaneous

  • Case Type: Hardshell Case
  • Included Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity


Manufacturer: Fender
Model: 923-6081-201
SKU: I733104-N-1-WHXD
UPC: 717669915612


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