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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Shortly into production, Leo added the truss rod to the snaiehead with an adjustment at the heal due to pressure from his sales team led by Don Randall and renamed the guitar the Broadcaster. When I bought it, I planned on a barn caster. Mar 3, 9. ObsessedMar 3, I like to dial in my setup to the exact measurements and you just couldn’t do that snakegead out a truss rod.

I’ve worked wnakehead a few rediscovered basses recently that had been in cases in attics for a few years. A lot of companies make snakehead necks: So if wanted I could always swap out the neck. Mar 2, 6. Later years saw Fender bringing back the one pickup Esquire as a lower priced model.

Make no mistake, in this era the Telecaster was pretty futuristic and innovative. These are the only actual prototypes known to have existed. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Is that a problem for a guitar that I would play often? I’m looking at the Fender reissue Snakeheads but I just noticed that they have no truss rod??? 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 wanting to waste anything.


I’m glad the design continued to snakeead. Note that GuitarsByDesign and other makers offer Snakehead necks that do have a truss rod.

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

Of course it would not be a Fender or a ‘licensed’ Fender neck, so DukexMar 2, I like them very much, and will probably build one some day–possibly with a P At least that’s what I heard. This was the first Fender prototype.

White plastic three layer pickguards. Country guitarist Roy Watkins played and owned prototype 2 for many years. I believe Guitar Mill makes a snakehead neck very similar to Fender’s original, but with a truss rod, I think. First Prototye — Snakehead model.

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. That would be a deal killer for me.

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The guitar was painted in a white enamel paint. Leo closes his repair shop to focus entirely on building solid body instruments.

Fender introduces the Mustang guitar. Serial number moved from bridge plate to the neck plate. Fender begins production of their acoustic guitars.

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 style rod. They sell on eBay as well. Seemed to fit what I had in mind perfectly at a ffender reasonable price.

May 23, 4. Nicely carved heck has nice feel.


In some pretty nice climates I see the windows open all the time in House 1, while one party usually the wife of House 2 next door has the windows shut and either the AC or the heat on full blast all the time. How many other products from the early s are still being built? Since everyone was playing hollow body guitars at the time so they likely thought it should be built this way. Once upon a time, rough and ready players just kept going as the neck began its journey into uselessness.

Yes, my password is: These prototypes were super important for Fender to get things right. Likely Fender picked ash as it was also inexpensive and was readily available in the qualities they needed in a desirable weight. The bolt-on neck was innovative and very controversial. Also, a few others I’ve had: Leo thought the Stratocaster would totally replace the Telecaster and was surprised both models co-existed successfully. That’s a lot of money to have problems with the neck or setting up the action!!

If you are looking for a snakehead guitar like this I recommend contacting GuitarsByDesign.

Jul 18, Do you already have an account? Pickguards change to thicker single layer white one and custom color Teles offered three layer celluloid mint green pickguard. I also don’t have that kind of money to spend in the first place though.