Fender Master Built Jason Smith Esquire 2018 – Butterscotch Blonde

$ 7132.82

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The Fender Esquire – Fender’s first solid-body electric guitar.

The Esquire was designed as a simple, one-pickup model with a single bridge pickup and a control for volume. The guitar was later updated with a tone control and a second pickup, becoming the Fender Telecaster.

The original Esquire featured a solid body made of ash or pine, with a single-cutaway design that allowed for easy access to the upper frets. The guitar had a bolt-on maple neck with a maple or rosewood fingerboard, and a single bridge pickup designed by Leo Fender himself.

This Fender Master Built Jason Smith Esquire is a limited edition electric guitar that was released in 2018. It was designed by Jason Smith, a master builder at Fender, and is a tribute to the classic Fender Esquire model.

The guitar features a Butterscotch Blonde finish on an ash body, which gives it a nice vintage look. The neck is made of quartersawn maple with a “U” shape, which is comfortable to play and provides excellent stability. The fingerboard is made of maple as well, with a 9.5″ radius and 21 frets.

The Jason Smith Esquire is equipped with a single-coil pickup, which is controlled by a volume and tone knob. The pickup is custom-wound and designed to deliver a unique, vintage-inspired tone.

Even though this guitar has only a single pickup, it retains the three-way switch of the two-pickup guitars. This switch modifies the tone of the pickup by adding more bass in the forward position, while enabling use of the tone control knob in the middle position. With the switch in the rear position, these tone controls are bypassed entirely for a “hotter” lead tone.

Features:

Body:

  • Body Shape: Esquire
  • Body Material: Ash
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck:

  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: 1951 “U”
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot

Electronics:

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: None
  • Pickup Configuration: S

Hardware:

  • Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome/Nickel-Plated Steel

This guitar presents as it came out of the Custom Shop – it looks magnificent and plays and sounds exactly as it should. A beautiful piece of history expertly crafted by one of Fender’s best Master Builders.

Comes in its Custom Shop Fender case with all candy.