Used Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1950 Pine Esquire - Black

Pre-owned Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1950 Pine Esquire in Black. Comes with the COA, spec sheet, case candy, original case and extra pickguard, loaded control plate/pickup to convert to a standard tele from the factory. In mint condition, and plays wonderfully! Big neck, big sound.


Perhaps the rarest Fender guitar is its first one—the single-pickup pine-body Esquire®. The very first Fender electric solid-body guitar. Wasn’t even around for a full year, and yet it changed guitar music forever. Fender shipped barely a handful of them before changing the body to ash and the finish to blonde.

True to the original, this faithful recreation features a slightly thinner (1.5”) laminated pine body. Its one-piece rift-sawn maple neck has a 1950 Esquire profile, no truss rod, a 7.25”-9.5” vintage compound radius and 21 medium vintage frets. With its NOS “flash coat” nitrocellulose lacquer finish and Closet Classic hardware, the Vintage Custom 1950 Pine Esquire looks like a well-cared-for original with only slight aging to its metal parts. A hand-wound ‘50-‘51 Blackguard pickup is outfitted with full-throttle Esquire wiring (Position 1: Volume and Tone, Position 2: Volume, Position 3: Pickup Straight to Output) with a three-way switch. Other features include a single-ply eggshell pickguard, 1950 Esquire bridge with original style steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, and disk string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, 1950 Esquire control assembly, and certificate of authenticity.

Model: Vintage Custom 1950 Pine Esquire

Serial: R104414

Color: Black

Bodywood: Pine

Bridge Pickup: Hand-wired 50-51 Blackguard CC

Control: Full Throttle Esquire

Radius: 7.25"-9.5"

Nut Width: 1.6500"

Neck Shape: 1950 Blackguard

Neck Dimension: 1st Fret .970", 12th fret 1.000"

Nut: Bone

Fret Wire: Med Vintage

Truss Rod: None

Accessories: Case, Case Candy, COA, Extra Pickup, Loaded Control Plate, Pickguard