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Fender Esquire 1957 (consignment) SOLD

August 2, 2012
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Serial Number -20339, neck date is 9/57; built 1957 in Fullerton, California.
Pricing $14,999 CAD with original case.
Neck Maple neck with skunk stripe, fingerboard wear.
Frets Original frets with significant play wear below upper strings, up to 5th fret.
Body Ash body with some wear, dings and scratches.
Finish original nitrocellulose lacquer finish, transluscent cream on body and gloss on neck. Some wear.
Hardware/electronics All original hardware, Kluson tuners, Fender Pat-Pending bridge, original wiring. Pot codes are 304704.
Playability/Action Plays well, though there is fret wear; the guitar is bright and resonant.
Case Original lacquered tweed case.
Comments The Esquire was introduced in 1950, prior to the Broadcaster (which became the NoCaster, then the Telecaster). The guitars are nealy identical; the primary difference is the lack of neck pickup. The Esquire has the 3-way switch, and the ‘neck’ position adds in capacitors to simulate the less-trebly sound of the missing pickup.This example is in overall good condition; it’s been used as intended so there is wear in the expected places.Overall this appears to be a very nice piece in original condition, until you play it and plug it in. Then it reveals itself for what it really is – an incredible guitar.


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