This Used Fender Custom Shop Limited 1955 Esquire Relic in Blue Sparkle is in on trade it is in fine shape. We were the original seller's of this fine guitar and are happy to find it another home! The neck is straight, the frets are still crowned, and the truss rod is functioning properly. Included with the guitar is the original hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.
A well-loved classic with a relic finish, this Fender Custom Shop LTD 55 Relic Esquire in Blue Sparkle is an excellent repro! Built from lightweight ash and loaded with a 51 Nocaster Pickup, this Esquire gives you that classic twang with an excellent blues bite. It also comes with an Esquire pickguard and electronics conversion kit. Topped off with a classy relic job on a Sparkle finish, this Fender Custom Shop LTD 55 Relic Esquire is sure to become a favorite!
No matter how well you play, your tone lives and dies by the pickups in your ax. This Esquire sports a set of 51 Nocaster single-coil pickups, which are known far and wide for their twangy, and bluesy tone. These pickups deliver bright and clear cleans with the perfect amount of midrange bite. When you plug this into your favorite tube amplifier, you'll find everything from twangy country tones to outrageously aggressive leads, all within a casual twist of a volume knob.
This Fender Custom Shop Esquire features a quartersawn maple neck. Besides looking good, the straight grain of quartersawn necks is about 50% more stable than plain-sawn necks and less likely to warp, twist or shrink. You'll also love the playability and feel of this Fender Custom Shop LTD 55 Relic Esquire 57 Soft V shape and 9.5" radius. Classic 25.5" Scale Length and 1.650" nut width combine for a thin, taut feel, where the strings are always where you expect them.
The Body is made from Swamp Ash, the much-loved tonewood that got its start in the early 1950s and is in higher demand than ever before! This wood provides bright, open sounding tones, with a charming EQ that is more treble-heavy than bass-heavy. The Handwound Nocaster pickups make this thing come alive when plugged in! If you want to nail the tone of the early 1950s, there is no better pickup. Period.
Fender's Relic treatment delivers real-deal visuals... Fender Custom Shop's Relic treatment creates instruments that are spittin' images of the originals. Without sneaking a look at its neck heel stamps, you'd be hard-pressed to distinguish this Relic Esquire from an original of that era, aside from the off-the-wall Sparkle Finish! But with a period-correct nitrocellulose lacquer finish that gives the guitar a timeless, classic look, this ax looks like it's just been made in the early '50s!
Nobody treats used guitars as we do at The Music Gallery! Every trade-in goes through an inspection, cleaning, restring, and set up before being put out on sale. We even put guitars with bad frets through our Plek machine if need be. If this service piques your interest learn more here or give us a call!