NOTE: These are not our guitars; just saving the images for history and showcasing what's out there.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


via this auction

"Up for sale is a vintage 1952 Fender Esquire made by the legendary Fender builder Tadeo Gomez.
The Holy grail of Fender Esquire's! Pre dating the Stratocaster which came out the following year 1954. The neck pocket on the body is marked ( Tadeo 12-24-52 ) and the neck looks to read ( TG 1-2-53 ) which would make this Fender Esquire 1953 production model. The serial number that's stamped on the bridge (pre-neck plate) is 2252. If your not familiar with Tadeo Gomez and his work in the early days of the fender electric instrument company, you should google his name and you'll find his work is the most sought after of all the original Fender builders. Playing this guitar I understand why guys like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour and so many other great players, play Tadeo Gomez guitars. The guitar is one of a kind and incredibly rare! It's just like an old friend, once you pick it up you know "this is the real deal". It's not like some BS re-issue or relic. (some of which are nice, don't get me wrong) but they don't even come close to the mojo this thing has. Action is low and the guitar plays AMAZINGLY well. It just sings! My girl friend calls it "the vortex guitar" cause once I pick it up time just seem to get away from me and hours will pass. This thing is just unreal. The body and neck fit so well, that even after 60+ years the neck has never needed a shim. The action is set at .60/.40 at 12th fret with no buzz!.."

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