Fender 1956 Esquire Blonde
The venerable Fender Esquire has taken a massive uptick in popularity in recent years, due to its main factor-simplicity breeds creativity. With only one pickup, the Esquire forces players to choose between three pickups sounds: only volume pot/both pots/and then a bizarre cut circuit in the 'neck' position.
These guitars changed little throughout their initial run well into the '60s, although changes in general Telecaster design obviously weighed on the Esquire as well.
This particular example is in great condition. The gorgeous blonde nitro finish has had some knocking on the edges, and there's a little discoloration on the top due to sun bleaching. The birdseye maple neck is smooth, shiny, and incredibly playable, with a profile a bit smaller than the early '50s, with slightly more of a V feel than a C or U.
The ash body is light, comfortable, and resonant. The electronics are all original, and the pickup sounds bright and chimey. This guitar is a ripper for sure.
Serial #10329. Comes with original hardshell case.