Vintage Vibes: 1956 Blonde Fender Esquire

Nathaniel takes us down, down, down into a burning ring of fire with this scorching hot 1956 Blonde Fender Esquire. Learn more about the Fender solid-body that started it all, as well as the finer points of its technical design, all set to a time-traveling soundtrack arranged by the human jukebox himself.

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TECH SPECS

Finish Details: Original

Body Details: Ash solid body

Neck Material: Maple Neck

Fingerboard Material: Maple Fingerboard

Neck Profile: medium, soft"V"

Neck Thickness (in): 1st- .93" 12th- .99"

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"

Nut Width: 1-5/8"

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"

Neck Details: One piece maple neck with black dot inlays. "11-56" pencil date on neck heel.

Electronics: Original pickup and wiring. The pot codes are covered by solder. At some point the guitar had a neck pickup installed and was converted to a tele wiring configuration. It has been converted back to Esquire wiring with its original parts.

Pickup Measurements: 6.1k ohms

Hardware: Original except for replaced bone nut.

Instrument Weight: 6 Lbs 4.4 oz

Modifications/Repairs: The guitar has been refretted and a new bone nut has been installed. At some point the guitar had a neck pickup installed and was converted to a tele wiring configuration. It has been converted back to Esquire wiring with its original parts.

Case Details: Original tweed hard shell case.

Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has considerable play wear. The is light finish checking on the body. The edges of the body have considerable play wear. There is buckle rash on the back of the body. The finish on the neck has checking and considerable play wear.

Serial Number: 15938

Comments: The guitar plays well with low action. The frets are small with light play wear. -The serial number and neck and body dates all date to 1956.

Scale Length: 25

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