1967 Fender Esquire Olympic White + HSC

1967 Fender Esquire Olympic White + HSC

Fender |  1967esquire  |  1 in stock_level
£6,995

A very cool, custom colour Fender Esquire that has always been an Esquire. A rare sight indeed....

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Prior to the introduction of the Broadcaster in October 1950, the Esquire was the first guitar offered by the fledgling Fender company. These were offered in single or double pickup configurations. Re-introduced by the company in 1951, the Esquire represented a more cost effective alternative to the Broadcaster/Telecaster.

This guitar is in excellent shape. The original Olympic White finish has faded which is very evident when you compare the finish under the pick guard. There are the expected bumps and knocks with the finish worn through at the edges, but the overall look is quite clean. Interestingly, this particular example has always remained an Esquire from day one and has never been converted to a Tele, which is pretty rare!

The neck to looks good. The subtle specks of the birds eye maple give it an interesting movement which is amplified by the darkened clear coat. The lacquer has retained its gloss and has escaped any real damage. The fretboard too exhibits no real wear and the frets have some life left in them. The nut has been changed at some stage and the headstock has only some light crazing and the transitional decal is still strong. At some point different tuners have been on but you have to look very closely and you can just about see the evidence hiding in between the correct double line Klusons that are on there now.

Electronically, the original pickup was rewound recently and the guitar came to use with all the capacitors changed. These have been replaced with period correct reproductions from Luxe. The pots and selector switch and all other wiring are correct.

The guitar comes with a Black Tolex Fender hardshell case that is a few years younger than the guitar.

This guitar certainly has plenty to offer sonically. The guitar feels so light and each position of the selector switch yields such wonderfully usable tones, making you question if you’d ever need a neck pickup ever again. Never harsh but with plenty of bite, this guitar is any to play.

Not a common sight here at ATB but fans of the Esquire will not be disappointed with this one. Grab it before it gets away.

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At a glance

Model: Esquire
Year: 1967
Finish: Blonde

Modifications: Different tuners on at some stage, evidence barely visible.
Repairs: Pickup rewound, Capacitor network replaced.
Weight: 3.2 Kg

Case: Correct Black Tolex hardshell case
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct Kluson Double Line

Pickups: Correct Single coil
Hardware: Correct Chrome
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 2 x Correct 250k CTS dated 1966

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We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed, tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers and purchased, by appointment at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.

ATB Guitars (By appointment please) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom

Landline: 01242 697607‬

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ATB Guitars, 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom