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Fender® Custom Shop Founder's Design Esquire Michael Stevens in White Blonde | The Music Gallery
Fender® Custom Shop Founder's Design Esquire Michael Stevens in White Blonde | The Music Gallery

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Sale Price :$7,420.00

Stock Status:In Stock

Product Code: MS5150

Yes! I want my guitar plek'ed. [Add $125.00]

This Fender® Custom Shop Founder's Design Esquire by Michael Stevens in White Blonde has vintage tone and looks!

Think 'Mary Kaye Esquire' and this beauty's aesthetics will make sense. A super comfortable body thanks to the thigh contour on the back and if you have larger hands and forearms, the reduced size of the back of the horn surely will allow easier high fret access.

The inspiration for Michael Stevens’ Founders Design Esquire stems from his vintage roots at Guitar Resurrection, where he and Larry Jameson loved blonde ash Stratocasters with gold hardware; they called these instruments Mary Kayes. "Some sassafras slipped into the run of ‘54 Strats, early ‘54s, that many people, for years, have been trying to figure out what it was,” he said. It is Michael’s belief that it was quartersawn, one-piece sassafras. So, instead of ash, the Founders Design Esquire is one-piece sassafras. A first glance, the front is classic Fender, with the control cavity switched backward. However, Michael insists that players will discover other custom features once they pick up the guitar and take a closer look. Under the bridge cover is a pickup in a left-handed bridge–reversing the traditional Telecaster orientation–and when the guitar is turned over, there’s a cutaway for the player’s wrist and thigh, adding comfort in the sitting position. "A lot of it is ergonomic," he said. "My thing, my style, pretty much is form follows function. Bauhaus. I love those guys."

  • Weight: 7 lb 14 oz
  • Body: One Piece Sassafras
  • Neck: 5A Birdseye Maple, 10/56 V, 25.5" Scale, 9.5" - 12" Compound Radius, Jescar 47095 Fretwire, Bone Nut
  • Pickups: Custom Michael Steven, Master Volume, Master Tone, 3 Position Toggle, Reversed Control Plate
Stop in and check out this Fender® Custom Shop Founder's Design Esquire by Michael Stevens in White Blonde.

Price Includes personalized set up, original hard shell case, case candy and Fender certificate of authenticity.

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For maximum play ability have this guitar Plek'ed for an additional $125 (Valid for 30 days from date of purchase)

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Return Policy: We allow a 48 hour approval period. In the event of a return, the buyer pays shipping both ways. The instrument must be returned in original condition as it was shipped with all hang tags, certificates and warranty cards.

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Plek Machine
Plek Machine
  • Does your guitar buzz when you play certain notes?
  • Do chords sound out of tune when you play them?
  • These are things that can be fixed when you have the frets and neck properly set up. Fine-tuning the neck and frets previously required hours of work by a skilled luthier. Now this can be accomplished in hours using out innovative German-built Plek machine.
  • This incredibly sophisticated, computer-controlled machine scans and evaluates the positions of the strings, string height, and frets along the length of the neck. It then compares the measured result to stored optimum values. It then cuts and smooths the frets and nut to achieve the best playability with minimum string height. The result is a fretboard that feels great with every note ringing out clear and true.
  • The Plek machine can also cut a nut and plane a finger board.
  • Check out our videos and see it in action.
  • To make an appointment to have your guitar Plek'ed give us a call at 847-432-6350.

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