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Jeff Beck Esquire Telecaster

Fender is a manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers which was founded by Leo Fender. Among the best known products made by Fender were the Telecaster, the Broadcaster and the Esquire. Because of the great popularity of these models, musicians are listed here only if their use of this instrument was especially significant—that is, they are players with long careers who have a history of faithful Telecaster use, or the particular guitar they used was unique or of historical importance, or their use of the Telecaster contributed significantly to the popularization of the instrument.
Esquire players are here listed alongside players of the more famous Telecaster, since Fender regards it as part of the “family of Telecaster guitars”.[1] While the one-pickup Esquire has been marketed as a separate model from the two-pickup Telecaster (which was originally named the Broadcaster) since its reintroduction in 1951, the Esquire and Telecaster are so intimately linked in their development and history, and so similar in design and tonal characteristics, that they are considered variations of the same model.

Jeff Beck With Telecaster

I just bought this really amazing Edwards (by ESP) Jeff Beck Telecaster in Tokyo. It is a limited model, brand new, like a relic style. Edwards ESP model E-TE-118/RE JB. What I found interesting is that this guitar came stock with no headstock logo. When I asked, the shop manager said that it was “because it is more expensive than an Edwards ESP model, but a little cheaper than a Navigator ESP model. Personally, I think they left it off so you could easily put a Fender decal on there
Now, I tried searching the internet, and couldn’t find a single closeup photo of that telecaster Jeff Beck used. What I want to do is find out what Fender decal would go on this one, I guess, finding out what year of telecaster this one was would help. Can you guys help me with identifying what Fender “Telecaster” logo would be correct for this guitar?

Also, of special mention… the humbucker in the bridge position is not the double-cream color that the original Jeff Beck Tele had, BUT this bridge pickup was specially ordered from Seymour Duncan for this guitar. They only made 777 pickups like this one. Mine is a prototype JB pickup that came stock on this guitar.

So, Jeff Beck fans, can you help me out? What replacement Fender “Telecaster” headstock decal would be the right one? Or what year of telecaster did Seymour Duncan modify for Jeff? Thanks in advance for your help.