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Monday, April 30, 2012

1958 Fender Esquire Blonde

via this auction where you'll find more pics.

"1958 Fender Esquire in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. This is a rare variation of this iconic instrument, and features a top-loader bridge (as opposed to the more common string-thru version seen on Esquires from most eras). The body is extremely resonant and the guitar has incredible spank and twang, with a dynamic single coil that has all the sparkle and snap that one can ask for from an instrument from Fender's Golden Era. The body features a jaw-droppiong refin by the acclaimed Gord Miller of GM Restorations, and otherwise the guitar is virtually stock.

The maple neck has a slim C profile down in the first position which gets progressively chunkier as you move up the neck, confortably filling out the hand and making fretting effortless. The neck finish is 100% original without any overspray and retains a high gloss nitro finish with virtually no wear on the back of the neck. The stock frets are intact and have been recently dressed, and while they are low, they still have a few good years of consistent play left in them. Also, all notes ring out well and there are no dead spots or buzzy frets. The headstock sports the original single-line Kluson tuning machines which all work smoothly and hold pitch well. The "Fender Esquire" logo is completely intact and near mint. The nut has been replaced, but the new one has been professionally cut and installed. The heel of the neck features a very clear penciled neck date of 9-58 (Sept. 1958)..."

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