1952 Fender Esquire  - Blonde
1952 Fender Esquire  - Blonde

Serial number 3841

The 1952 Esquire pictured has TG-7-9-52 penciled on the end of the neck, indicating employee Tadeo Gomez completed it in July of 1952.  The date penciled in the neck pocket area of the body is 6-12-52.  The guitar has the classic characteristics of a 1952 Esquire including: a transparent “butterscotch” blonde finish over an ash body, a single ply black phenolite (also known as Bakelite) pickguard, one bridge pickup with level pole pieces (staggered during 1955), a three-way switch with full pickup no tone control in the 1st position, tone control engaged in the middle position, and pre-set rolled off tone in the 3rd position. The one piece maple neck has narrow spaced position markers at the 12th fret (wide between 1953 and 1963), a round string tree (rectangular in 1956), and Kluson “no brand” tuners (the tuners were stamped with “Kluson Deluxe” in a single line by 1957).

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