Here’s an awesome 1953 Fender Esquire “Blackguard” in its original Blond finish! This particular one retains all of its original components and hardware, with everything being in pretty clean shape! The neck feels excellent in the hand and fills the palm nicely. This singular bridge pickup has that esquire sound in spades, and each switch position offers a new tonal profile. The bottom of the body must’ve seen some moisture at some point, as most of the finish has flaked off that area. The majority of the remaining bottom finish feels stable and gives the guitar a unique look. This guitar must’ve been well-favored, as evidenced by the fret wear and the fact that a neck pickup was installed at some point but has since been removed, leaving two holes underneath the pickguard. 

Overall Condition: 7, flakey bottom finish, playwear, weather checking, and patina


  • finish_details Blond, Original, Good Condition, previously mentioned flakey finish on bottom, patina, weather checking and play wear throughout
  • body_material Ash
  • neck_material Maple
  • fretboard_material Maple
  • neck_profile Full C
  • weight 7 lbs 2 oz
  • scale_length 25-1/2"
  • pickup_readings 5.98K
  • tubes
  • speakers
  • electronics Original, added and removed neck pickup with no modification to electronics
  • nut_width 1-5/8"
  • hardware Original, Good Condition with light playwear and patina
  • includes Original Thermometer Hardshell Case with orange lining
  • year
Well Strung Guitars

Well Strung Guitars

5 Years
Well Strung Guitars
Well Strung Team
Farmingdale, New York
5:11 PM

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