You are thinking about owning this one of a kind Priceless Uber-Rare White Fender George Fullerton. This Hand Made Fender custom Shop collectible. ’49 Snakehead Esquire Prototype 1 Tribute light relic I did not build this one. I was planning my own Snakehead project ever since I saw the Fender Custom. Took me a little searching to find a Snakehead neck, but Warmoth stocks Nocaster to Telecaster is the most pleasing of the Fender range- but.

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Fender offered an option to purchase a second pickup and new scratch plate for two pickups.

The Telecaster Custom in three color sunburst with bound body appears. Shortly into production, Leo added the truss rod to the necks with an adjustment at the heal due to pressure from his sales fenser led by Don Randall and renamed the guitar the Broadcaster.

Swapping these out or changing the pickup is easy enough to do if desired. The french curve head is so iconic, I think you have to do something efnder make it less conspicious, or plan on a history lesson every time folks look nonplussed. Not my fav, but I like historical stuff. May 23, 7.

The Snakehead Telecaster

May 28, Mike SimpsonJun 10, Weights a very light 5-lbs 5-oz on my digital scale. I did not build this one. May 24, Ash also has a nice grain pattern that looks quite good under fwnder nitro finishes of the day. JMHO but what developed into the Esqire, Nocaster to Telecaster is the most pleasing of the Fender range- but that’s just one man’s opinion.


He was able to think outside the box. Do you already have an account?

You must log in or sign up to reply here. Fender prototype 2 is in the Experience Museum in Seattle. What do you think? I’ll watch the video.

Invention of the transistor at Bell Labs. His lap steel guitars they were already making for a few years were solid wood. These are the only actual prototypes known to have existed.

Leo Fender and George Fullerton made two prototypes — both in Yes, my password is: The player could easily add the second pickup to the Esquire like the Telecaster had anytime they wanted enakehead.

Telecaster white blond finish replaces butterscotch finish. Mar 2, 5. Eventually the guitar was renamed the Telecaster and once the old decals were used up they started adding the new name to the headstock, not fenddr to waste anything.

DukexMar 2, Pickup is pretty decent. Which of these two environments the guitar will be kept in determines how long it will last. Musikraft, Fener Mill, Warmoth and others I think. Fender Snakehead no truss rod?? Fender introduces the Jazzmaster guitar.


I wish it had an f-hole for design balance.

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Apparently, Leo Fender decided it would be too time consuming to make and went with the solid body instead. May tender, 1. Once upon a time, rough and ready players just kept going as the neck began its journey into uselessness.

Nicely carved heck has nice feel. Mar 2, 6. Mar 2, 3.

Fender Snakehead (no truss rod??) Is that a bad thing??

The second prototype body is said to be made from laminated ash making it chambered. First Prototye — Snakehead model. The interesting thing was that the single pickup Esquire was quite versatile and many players preferred the more simple guitar. Leo thought the Stratocaster would totally replace the Telecaster and was surprised both models co-existed successfully.

I like to dial in my setup to the exact measurements and you just couldn’t do that with out a truss rod. I don’t like the pickguard.