Lightweight Ash body in Dirty White Blonde. Handwound '55 Telecaster bridge pickup. Comes with full out Telecaster conversion Kit (neck pickup/pickguard/control assembly). Steel bridge saddles
This Limited Edition Esquire is a very unique and versatile guitar. The one pickup Esquire was in fact the predessesor to the 2 pickup Telecaster. For many it seems as having 'just' a single pickup means a less versatile and therefore more limited guitar. The complete opposite is true. If you have never heard the difference between a single and a 2 pickup guitar, you will really be amazed by the world of difference it makes. We have long ago understood the worth of a single pickup guitar, and this 1955 Ltd. Esquire really captures that essence.
But, for those who also dream of being able to play this Esquire in Dirty White Blonde as a Telecaster.....it also comes with a conversion kit to fullfill all your wishes.
The 2015 Limited Edition 1955 Relic® Esquire® is a peerlessly crafted take on the single-pickup classic that preceded even the Telecaster in Fender history. Everything about the instrument takes you back to that original era, with a lightweight ash body in Relic body finishes that evoke long years of wear and tear. Authentic Esquire snap comes from its hand-wound ’55 Telecaster® single-coil bridge pickup with staggered/beveled polepieces, and, in a special touch, the guitar comes with a neck pickup conversion kit containing a ’55 Telecaster single-coil neck pickup, pickguard and control assembly should you prefer dual-pickup tone and performance.
Other premium features include a quartersawn maple neck with “soft V” profile and worn Relic treatment on the back, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 narrow jumbo frets, three-way tone/pickup switch with black “top hat” tip, single-ply five-hole white pickguard, ’55 Telecaster bridge with ¼” brass saddles, American Vintage tuning machines and a Custom Shop Limited Edition neck plate. Includes blonde Limited Edition case containing a 1955 Fender Downbeat catalog insert reproduction.