And we thought the original Brad Paisley Tele was cool! This Floor Model Fender Brad Paisley Esquire Electric Guitar in Road Worn Black Sparkle takes things to the next level. The tonewood recipe stays the same but a hidden neck pickup, black sparkle finish, and custom neck profile combine for an absolutely, undeniably cool piece! Plus, this guitar has a secret to tell, and trust me, you want to know it!
The large flake Black Sparkle Nitro Cellulose Finish is captivating. It has a slightly purple look to it in some lights and I can't stop looking at it! The beautiful finish has received Fender's Road Worn Treatment, the relic'ing process out of their Ensenada, Mexico Factory. The body material choice is pretty cool. We have a Spruce Sandwich with some Paulownia in the middle. Spruce is the tonewood chosen for most steel-string acoustics and Paulownia is a very light and resonant tonewood. They pair together very well, giving us a vibrant and resonant acoustic playing experience.
The neck is made from Maple and is carved to an Enhanced V Profile that is exceptionally comfortable. This incarnation of the neck feels a little more refined than the Silver Sparkle Version. It is a full feeling V in the lower position that tapers to a full feeling U shape around the 7th fret. The fingerboard radius is 9.5" for a uniform feel up and down the neck and 21 medium-jumbo frets come installed.
The bridge pickup is Custom Wound to spec for Mr. Paisley, himself. It is a phenomenal sounding Tele bridge pickup, but what else would you expect from the creator of Twang (that's Fender) and an absolute Master of it in Brad Paisley? Remember that secret I mentioned earlier? Well (leans in closely), the secret lies underneath the staggeringly cool, Custom Paisley Pickguard. Fender and BP leaned on Seymour Duncan and got ahold of the Secret Agent Hidden Neck Pickup. The Stealth Esquire from years ago was the 1st incarnation that we knew of, but this custom-wound pickup took into consideration that it would be stuck under some plastic so it would need to be voiced properly. Learn all about this beast of a neck pickup by heading to the Seymour Duncan Website. A Master Volume, Master Tone, and 3-way pickup selector switch round out all the electronics.
Things in the guitar world just keep getting cooler and this guitar is proof positive of that! Head over to Fender.com to get the skinny straight from the horse's mouth, or better yet, head on over to the shop and experience this Twang Machine for yourself!