A guitar classic that proves less is more.
The Fender '50s Esquire Electric Guitar is the electric guitar that started it all. Originally released in 1950, it was Leo Fender's first marketed design. The single-pickup precursor to the Telecaster, the Esquire features an ash body, maple neck, vintage-style bridge with steel saddles, volume, tone, and a 3-way quick tone-change switch.
The 3-way toggle switch gives you 3 preset tones. In the bridge position the pickup is only connected to the volume control (the tone control is disconnected). This minimal circuitry provides more top-end sparkle than a Telecaster. In the middle position the standard tone control circuit is activated and it functions just like any other tone control. In the neck position the tone control is disengaged, but a tone-shaping capacitor is added that rolls off a lot of the top end and some of the bottom. This setting produces darker tone along with slightly less volume.
Includes a gig bag.
Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.
- Classic Series '50s Esquire
- Ash body
- Maple neck
- 7-1/4" radius
- Vintage-style frets
- Vintage-style tuning machines
- White single-ply pickguard
- Volume and tone control
- 3-way quick tone-change switch
- Vintage-style bridge with steel saddles
- Includes a gig bag