Jeff Beck Esquire Build

Bill Nash, the one most to blame, for Nash custom guitars was started in 2001 and was raised in Los Angeles in and around the music industry. He played in bands, used to make his own guitars, customize things, ruin things and did much of what you would imagine goes on it the formative years of a someday guitar builder. Nash guitars is the largest independent maker of aged guitars in the industry. Most of the day to day running of and administration work is done or overseen by Mrs. Nashguitars as Bill is really best left to the creative side of things!

This 2007 Nash Jeff Beck guitar is Number 31 of 75, built by the man himself – Mr. Bill Nash. It is Heavily Aged Butterscotch Blonde and is a very limited and rare guitar. Bill started this project in response to Fender coming out with their Jeff Beck Esquire, which was in the eight to ten thousand dollar range. He wanted to make a special esquire that was more affordable. Bill is known for his Telecasters and what he has created with this guitar is remarkable.

It sports a 50’s D shaped neck which is very comfortable for a thicker neck. The D shaped neck really helps the overall resonance and sustain of the guitar.

The pick-up is a special lead Tele stacked Seymour Duncan pick-up which is tapped for two levels of output, giving you a single coil and a humbucker. This pick-up is hand wound by Seymour himself. DC is at 6.1K tapped and 9.6K at full output.

The volume is a push/pull knob to access this feature. It has the regular tone knob which only functions when the toggle switch is in the middle position. When the toggle switch is in the neck position adds a midrange hump. Then when it is switched to the bridge position it gives the guitar a treble boost. This is a huge feature because it adds so much versatility to the tones you can achieve with this single pick-up Esquire. When you put together the thickness of the neck, the nitro finish, the tele bridge “with the strings through the body”, and the versatile pick-up wiring you get a tone MONSTER.

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