Here's an instrument...or should we say instruments that caught our eye at the 2013 NAMM Fender Custom Shop showcase; a super vibey Coral Pink Esquire that's been doubled up with an electric Mandolin. If this isn't the ultimate Country or Folk guitar for anyone that favors utility, flash, and tone all in one instrument, then we don't know what is.
The Esquire/Mandolin was built by Fender Masterbuilder Dennis Galuszka, who didn't leave any stone unturned in making this as cool a guitar as possible, from the custom designed 4-ply pickguard to the beautiful pieces of Indian Rosewood used for the fretboard, down to the ease of use when it comes to how to work the electronics. Dennis even custom-carved the Esquire saddles so that intonation could be acheived way easier than on a traditional Nocaster bridge. Things are kept simple; a master volume and tone for both necks, the first position of the 3-way switch is solely for the Esquire pickup, the middle position features both necks active at the same time, and the 3rd position is solely the Mandolin neck.
We think the possibilities are endless with this Doubleneck. You can either use it as a traditional Tele and switch over to the Mandolin for specific parts of songs, but we have the idea that it would be coolest used in conjunction with a loop pedal to really get some unique multi-instrument vibes going all at once.
Last but not least is the amazing leather-bound photo book that's included with the guitar, featuring behind-the-scenes photographs of the Doubleneck as it was handcrafted in the Custom Shop by Dennis. This instrument is yet another testament to the creativity and craftsmanship that we love to see come out of the Fender Custom Shop and the minds of its Masterbuilders.
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