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What pickup in a 2008 Fender CS Esquire?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by AJ Love, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. AJ Love

    AJ Love Friend of Leo's

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    Anyone know what pickup was in a Fender Custom Shop Esquire in 2008? Had one in my home "shop". Sounds like a Nocaster pickup, to me... Did they put something different in the Esquires back then?

    Black & Yellow cloth wires. Zinc plated baseplate
     
  2. milocj

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    I'm not really sure, but I have a 2005 '59 Esquire Toploader and the pickup seems to sound a bit brighter than a Nocaster bridge pickup I have in another Tele. Then again, the neck sizes are quite a bit different so it could also be the sum of the parts that make it sound different.

    Have the Nocaster pups even remained consistent over the past 10-15 years?
     
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    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

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    This since-ended Reverb.com listing, and some other sites' chatter about this model, indicate that it was a Billy Gibbons/Seymour Duncan-designed custom wind.

    https://reverb.com/item/5495132-fender-esquire-relic-custom-shop-2008-esquire-relic-custom-shop
     
  4. AJ Love

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    Shoot an email to Fender Customer Service with the serial number. They should have the complete build sheet.
     
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