|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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