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Fender Artist Series Esquire with Maple Fingerboard, Brad Paisley Signature Seymour Duncan Secret Agent Neck Pickup and Silver Paisley Pickguard in Black Sparkle Road Worn Lacquer Finish

Award-winning country music superstar Brad Paisley joined forces with Fender to put a twist on a legendary guitar: Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn Esquire is bold, resonant and adds something extra to the traditional single-pickup workhorse from the early 1950s. Brad Paisley Esquire features a paulownia and spruce body finished in a stunning black sparkle Road Worn lacquer, a custom Enhanced 'V'-shaped maple neck with a 9.5" radius fingerboard and custom pickups, including a Brad Paisley signature Seymour Duncan Secret Agent neck pickup hidden under the black and silver paisley pickguard.

  • Paulownia core with spruce top and back
  • Road Worn Black Sparkle lacquer finish
  • Two single-coil pickups: custom-wound '64 Tele bridge pickup and Seymour Duncan Brad Paisley Signature Secret Agent neck pickup
  • Custom Enhanced 'V'-shaped neck
  • 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard
  • Custom black and silver paisley pickguard
  • Road Worn vintage-style hardware, including 3-saddle string-through Tele bridge with compensated brass barrel saddles
close-up image of Fender Brad Paisley Esquire showing body

Lightweight, resonant body
The custom paulownia body sports a spruce top and back, creating a lightweight instrument with acoustic-like resonance.

detail image of Fender Brad Paisley Esquire showing pickups

Paisley-approved electronics
Brad's signature Secret Agent neck pickup from Seymour Duncan is paired with a custom-wound '64 Tele single-coil bridge pickup to offer versatile tonal options beyond a traditional Esquire.

detail image of Fender Brad Paisley Esquire showing pickups
detail image of Fender Brad Paisley Esquire showing back of neck

Enhanced 'V' neck profile
Crafted to Paisley's personal specifications, the Enhanced 'V'-shaped neck rounds out higher up the neck, making it great for chording or soloing.

detail image of Fender Brad Paisley Esquire showing Road Worn finish treatment and aged bridge

Road Worn finish and hardware
The Road Worn Black Sparkle lacquer finish and aged hardware give this Tele a classic 'broken in' look and feel.

detail image of Fender Brad Paisley Esquire showing Road Worn finish treatment and aged bridge
detail image of Fender Brad Paisley Esquire showing custom paisley pickguard

Custom paisley pickguard
A classy black and silver paisley pickguard complements the Road Worn Black Sparkle finish.

detail image of Fender Brad Paisley Esquire showing bridge

Vintage-style bridge with compensated saddles
Vintage-style 3-saddle brass Tele bridge offers classic Tele tone and feel, while the compensated saddles deliver accurate intonation.

detail image of Fender Brad Paisley Esquire showing bridge


Over the course of his 20+ year career, Brad Paisley has garnered over 3.9 billion on-demand streams, racked up two dozen #1 singles, three Grammy Awards, 14 Country Music Association awards, 15 Academy of Country Music awards – and been inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

But as much as Paisley is celebrated for his songwriting and singing, he's equally renowned for his incredible guitar playing. Whether he's racing up and down the neck on blazing instrumentals like his signature shred-fest 'The Nervous Breakdown,' going head-to-head with Albert Lee and Brent Mason on 'Cluster Pluck' or burning up the frets on countrified covers of ZZ Top's 'Sharp Dressed Man' and Van Halen's 'Hot for Teacher,' the Nashville-by-way-of West-Virginia artist is continually pushing the limits of technique, tone and tempo.

Fender Brad Paisley Esquire on guitar stand on rug with two amps and another guitar in background

In 2017, Paisley teamed up with Fender to create his first-ever signature model. The limited-edition Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster was an eye-catching instrument with plenty of country mojo, ideal for adding some Nashville flair to your arsenal. But he didn't stop there: Paisley and Fender have done it again with Brad Paisley Esquire, a modern take on the legendary one-pickup workhorse from the '50s. Featuring a top secret neck pickup hidden under the guitar's pickguard, this one-of-a-kind model is unlike anything that's come before it.

perspective view of uninstalled Seymour Duncan Secret Agent neck pickup showing top and front

Secret Agent man
The Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Brad Paisley Secret Agent neck pickup is paired with a Fender custom-wound '64 Tele single-coil at the bridge for an entirely new tonal experience while still retaining the classic Esquire look. The result is a perfect combination of warm, sweet-sounding tones – courtesy of that hidden pickup! – and the aggressive, resonant punch that's made Esquire an icon for decades. 'It's taking it up another level as far as twang,' Paisley says.

Paisley's new model also features a spruce top and back with a paulownia core, an unusual core wood he likens to 'some of the lightest swamp ash you can find.' A custom Enhanced 'V'-shaped maple neck with a 9.5" radius fingerboard offers the ultimate in comfort and playability when ripping out those signature Paisley finger-twisting licks. 'I'm biased because it's got my name on it,' Paisley says of the Esquire, 'But everyone I've talked to that's played it – they're in disbelief. These guitars have a magic to them.'

Brad Paisley wearing cowboy hat while playing Fender Brad Paisley Esquire

A sparkling success
That magic also extends to the vintage-style hardware, which includes a three-saddle string-through Tele bridge with compensated brass barrel saddles as well as signature appointments such as a clear pickguard emblazoned with a black and silver paisley design.

And let's not forget the eye-popping Road Worn Black Sparkle lacquer finish. 'As a West Virginian, it looks like you've been mining for coal with this guitar,' Paisley says with a laugh. 'There's something 'country' about it.' Plus, he adds, 'It sparkles under the lights. You can't ask for more than that.'

Brad Paisley wearing cowboy hat while playing Fender Brad Paisley Esquire
close-up view of Fender Brad Paisley Esquire showing headstock

Brad Paisley Esquire combines the best of all worlds: vintage and modern, simple and stylish, aggressive yet smooth. 'Everything about this guitar is something that Fender and I worked on to create a unique instrument,' Paisley says, adding that the Esquire 'encompasses what I try to do musically. It has a retro thing, but at the same time it's very progressive, with a new style of pickup that hasn't been done before.'

But this special Esquire isn't just for players like Paisley: it's a super-versatile, eminently playable instrument designed to unlock creativity for musicians at every level, in every style. 'It's a really inspiring thing to see what other people do with it, because it's never exactly what I would do,' Paisley says. 'That's the beauty of people adopting something you came up with and then creating something new out of that. I can't wait to see this guitar in someone else's hands.'

More Information
SKU FEN-0140322398
MPN 0140322398
Manufacturer Fender
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Fender Deluxe Gig Bag
Fender USA 250L nickel-plated steel strings (.009-.042 gauges)
Electric Body Style Telecaster
Number of Strings 6-Strings
Right/Left Handed Right
Body Material Spruce/paulownia/spruce
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.65"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Number of Frets 21
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Bridge 3-saddle vintage-style strings-through-body Tele bridge with compensated brass barrel saddles
Vibrato/Tremolo Bridge No
Pickups Custom Brad Paisley Spec vintage-style Telecaster bridge pickup
Seymour Duncan custom shop Brad Paisley Secret Agent neck pickup
Pickup Configuration SS
Pickup Switching 3-position blade
Position 1: bridge pickup
Position 2: bridge and neck pickups
Position 3: neck pickup
Controls Master volume knob
Master tone knob
Finish Road Worn nitrocellulose lacquer
Black Sparkle
Hardware Finish Chrome/Nickel
Unique Features Brad Paisley signature Seymour Duncan Secret Agent neck pickup
Black and silver paisley pickguard

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