Fender Custom Shop Esquire
Scotty's Custom Shop Esquire
Scotty's good friend Mike Eldred while the Manager of
Fender's Custom Shop in Corona, CA custom built this guitar for him in
1997. It was modeled after the misidentified 1952 Esquire that Scotty purchased
in 52 when he got out of the Navy. The original neck on this one
was too thick for Scotty's liking so it was sent back along with his Chet
Atkins guitar and the neck was reprofiled to replicate the Chet
guitar. The serial number is stamped on the bridge like the original
and is #24048.
Custom Built For "Scotmo"
In March of 2013 Scotty gave this
guitar back to Mike Eldred thinking he might want to keep it for his
collection. Mike was also given the prototype of the 81
replica ES295s that were produced by Gibson. Mike brought his
friend Gary Burnett with him when he visited. Gary was
initially responsible for introducing Mike to Scotty years ago and in
appreciation of that gave the Esquire to him.
page added July 25, 2003, update May 4,