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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The Snakehead Telecaster

How many other products from the early s are still being built? I now really appreciate the beauty of how for follows function aspect of the instrument exceptthe relatively hard edge along the top of the body, no tummy cut or elbow relief The snake head looks like a prototype from preproduction stages of development imho and that is of course to be expected when designing the Turquoise Edsel of electric guitars.

First Prototye — Snakehead model.

There’s sure a lot of worse places for no rod necks to reside. No, create an account now. Fender-Rhodes electric pianos and Electronic Echo Chamber.

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Yes, my password is: The player could easily add the second pickup to the Esquire like the Telecaster had anytime they wanted to. Ranchand23Mar 3, Leo Fender and George Fullerton made two prototypes — both in Is that a bad thing?? BadabingMay 24, Only problem is they don’t have a pine one don’t know why I’d want pine, but at least a maple capped neck would be cool.


I agree with Lendryesky on this one. I did not build this one. Likely Fender picked ash as it was also inexpensive and was readily available in the fendder they needed in a desirable weight.

All Broadcasters have truss rods, where all Esquires have no truss rod. Yes, my password is: His lap steel guitars they were already making for a few years were solid wood. I’m a truss rod guy. MusekatcherMar 3, Leo believed that a hard rock maple neck did not require a truss rod. Make no mistake, in this era the Telecaster was pretty futuristic and innovative.

Second Prototype — Broadcaster Model. Do you already have an xnakehead Mar 2, 6. If I was to build up snaoehead tele, it would be a snakehead just like your pic. ObsessedMar 3, White plastic three layer pickguards. 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. Broadcaster also featured two pickups.

Leo was trying to create a guitar that players liked and could be mass produced at a good price point.


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

Serial number moved from bridge plate to the neck plate. To each his own.

The fret work and build is very good, especially for a guitar at this lower price point. But hey, I have no dog in the fight since I really don’t care for the sound of no truss rod guitars, compared to similar ones with a vintage snaekhead rod. A guitar that only could have been built by an innovative American company like Fender.

What do you guys think??? Which of these two environments the guitar will be kept in determines how long it will last.

Closest they have to the look is roasted maple. Seemed to fit what I had in mind perfectly at a very reasonable price. I’m sure this has been brought up a milion time but Leo didn’t start using truss rods until he heard feedback of gigging musicians having buzzy truss-less necks when traveling. Fehder use of phillips head screws replaces slot head screws not complete till May 24, 9.

Nice Birdseye maple neck. May 23, 1. What do you think?