Here’s a limited edition Fender Custom Shop Double Esquire “Special” relic in aged Shoreline Gold with a flamed maple neck. Also has the seldom seen tinted natural finish on the alder body. Very lightweight Tele. Fender sez:
A new original, the Limited Edition Double Esquire Special offers a tasteful mélange of style and sound, combining a single-bound alder body with hand-wound Custom Shop Loaded Nocaster® pickups and modified ’51 Nocaster wiring. The blender pot allows you to blend the neck and bridge pickups, and the special tone cap & resistor offer a super-useable rhythm tone in the neck position.
The pair of Custom Shop Loaded Nocaster pickups includes a hand-wound loaded single-coil bridge pickup and open-loaded neck pickups, both wired to the three-way pickup switch with our tonally flexible “Modified ’51 Nocaster” wiring. Position 3 selects the neck pickup alone, with a .001uF capacitor and 10K resistor for a highly usable rhythm tone with slightly rolled-off volume and tone. Position 2 offers the neck pickup alone, wired directly to the volume pot, while Position 1 offers the bridge pickup alone, with volume and blend pot to mix in the neck pickup to taste.
Other features include a tinted AAA flame maple neck with “10/56 V” profile, and 21 6105 frets, single-ply Eggshell pickguard, ’51-’54 bridge with brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and round string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Condition: New (relic); Body: Alder; Neck: AAA flame maple, 10/56 V carve, 9.5 radius; Nut: 1.650; Color: Aged Shoreline Gold; Pickups: handwound loaded NoCaster; Scale: 25.5; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)