1960 Fender Custom Esquire electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 5xxx6;

Finish: Sunburst, heavy wear all over including lacquer checking, rubbing, buckle rash to back etc, patch of brown spray in the bridge pickup cavity, evidence of some spray / alteration to neck pocket, small repair to wood between neck pocket and pickup rout;

Fretboard: Rosewood; Frets: good, refret;

Electrics: Working, some wiring alterations, old screw holes in the neck pickup rout suggesting a neck pickup was once fitted, control cavity shaved in to the side suggesting another control plate was previously fitted (probably to allow for neck pickup electrics);

Hardware: New top nut, correct tuners currently fitted (different tuners previously installed), volume knob possibly replaced, original rubber pickup spacers replaced with springs;

Case: Original hard case; Weight: 3.17kg; Overall condition: Good for age

*Sold with CITES Article 10 certificate no. 550833/05

Estimate: £14,000 – £18,000 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)