Description: Electric Guitar - 1960 Dakota Red Fender Esquire Telecaster Tele
1960 Fender Esquire - serial number 48747. Rare serial number plate with serial number stamped on the lower edge. Original custom color Dakota Red body has all the correct production nail holes in the cavities. Body finish is completely checked on the front, back, & sides. There is no checking under the pickguard, bridgeplate, or neckplate. Neck date 5-60, with a "D" penciled on the butt. Dark Brazilian slab rosewood fingerboard, original frets with minimal fretwear for a 46 year old guitar. The neck is straight and the trussrod is fully functional in both directions. There is some finish scarring on the back of the neck, and some small areas on the back & sides of the headstock where the laquer is missing. There is no overspray on the neck or body. Original single-line Kluson tuners are all straight and work well with no bent shafts or worn gears. The bone nut is a replacement. The original nut was recently replaced because it was a bit low, and the decision was made to not alter the original nut or the fingerboard slot. The original nut is still in it's original unaltered condition and will be included with the guitar. All solder joints are factory original/untouched. Original pickup measures 6.4k and is not microphonic - you can play through large amps at high volumes without any squealing! Original pots & switch work perfectly with no noise or problems. The "ashtray" bridge cover is missing and no longer with the guitar. All of the original saddle height & length screws are functional. The original one-ply white pickguard has a small break near the control plate, but rests perfectly flat on the body with no raised or loose areas. Total weight is 6 pounds 14.8 ounces. Plays effortlessly and sounds fantastic! Shipped in a brand new Fender G&G tweed case.