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1950s Esquire Telecaster Custom Built guitar. Fender, MJT parts, aged, built HSC

Estimated price for orientation: 1 350 $

Category: Electric Guitar

Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Brand: Fender
Body Color: blond aged Body Type: Solid
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States Model: Esquire Telecaster

One incredible guitar. For starters, this guitar is considered a charity sale, with proceeds going for a good cause. I'll get to that.Custom built Fender Esquire, early 1950s inspired. Built with Fender and Fender-Licensed parts and period correct repro parts. Though it looks 50-plus years old, this guitar is actually less than 4 years old.This guitar was built by the guys at MJT, right before they really started mass producing their aged, full guitars, bodies, necks and parts. So a lot of time and craftmanship went into this one. In the time I've owned this guitar, it's been compared to Nash, Crook, and Fender Custom Shop models. I've been offered trades and have had players beg me to sell this to them. It has such an authentic look, feel, sound and vibe that makes you feel like you're playing an early '50s Tele. So, I was happy to turn them down, as I loved this guitar far more than I expected when I first got it.Specs:
Total guitar weight: about 7 lbs. 6 oz.
Body: Ash body that weighs 3 lbs, 14 oz. This is one of the Wildwood bodies they started using, with correct routes and specs. Fender bridge with stamped serial number. Brass saddles. Correct tele knobs and switch tip. Recessed string ferruls.Pickguard is authentic-looking aged, painted and worn Esquire guard.
Seymour Duncan Vintage bridge pickup. Sounds fantastic. Wired to original Esquire electronics. Volume and tone are both very responsive. Players love Esquires. But would be very easy to add a neck pickup. There actually were a few two-pickup Esquires built back then. I almost did it, but I was digging the sound on this one.Neck: Fender-Licensed Allparts neck. TMO-FAT model. They used these necks a good while before using Musikraft necks. 
9.5" radius with medium frets, as opposed to thin vintage. To me, actually better this way. Walnut truss rod plug, adjustment at heel. Correct Kluson tuners and round string tree.
Headstock DOES have a period correct Esquire decal that looks great. But, edited for obvious reasons.
Yeah, this neck is chunky. It feels just like my friend's original Fender Nocaster. But do not be afraid!! I've played and owned a few fatter necks, but never on a Tele. I thought I would end up shaving it down. As it turns out, I just loved it. Actually very easy to play, and I don't have the biggest hands in the world. The frets and slick, worn finish makes the neck very fast and easy to play. And it feels real and authentic. No more difficult or tiresome to play than other guitars I have with thinner necks. Why I tell you not to be scared. Like myself, you might be surprised how much you love it.Every inch of this guitar looks worn or aged, but looks like everything has consistently aged over time. Tastefully done without overdoing it or making it look fake or cheesy. So many bad relic jobs out there. Why I choose to call this one aged and not reliced. The wear, patina, finish checking...everything about the guitar just looks fantastic. And again, a delight to play by the feel and sound of it. This was one I told myself I'd never sell, and I've sold other guitars before I ever considered letting this one go.I don't play enough electric guitar these days. And I do have one old tele that I grab if I need to play one. One that doesn't play or sound as well as this one, but has sentimental value. So, if you were to wonder why I'm selling it, that's a reason. Time for it to go to a new home where it will get played more and just get used and appreciated. An as is sale, but I wouldn't steer you wrong on this. Why do you think my descriptions are always so long?? So you know exactly what you're getting! I do have a nice hardshell case that the guitar will ship with. Too nice not to have one, or just have a gigbag! I'd feel better shipping in a hard case anyways. So, ask any questions you have about this.Now, I said I was mainly selling this as a CHARITY SALE! That's true.
A few weeks ago, a dear friend of mine, model, actress, and singer/songwriter/performer was the victim of a tragic accident. She was pinned between two cars. Though she survived, injuries were so severe that they had to amputate her right leg. This is a young, beautiful and wonderful woman that's so loved by our community and the industry in general. For privacy reasons, I don't want to post her name. Ask me in private and I'll tell you. She's being such a trooper about this. But, she has a long road back to recovery and the medical bills are going to be something fierce. If I can help out a friend, I'm glad to do it. So, I'm selling off some things I don't REALLY need as much as she needs help. And every little bit helps. So, you buying this guitar would be helping out a wonderful woman in the process. I'll even pass along the money in your name if you wish. It's not about me, it's about her. But I like that the sale of this guitar makes everyone come out a winner in some way.So for her, I won't hesitate for a second to sell it and help out. And you would be too! Hey, we're in the season of caring and giving and that's all that matters.Buyer to pay by paypal, plus $70.00 for well-packed, insured shipping in the lower 48 U.S. states. I'd like to keep this one here, but I will sell internationally. Again, contact with any questions. Thanks and good luck!!