This guitar is a 1950's reissue, made specifically in 1986. In the photo, you can see another pickup that would make it a Fender Telecaster. This is not true due to the fact that Esquire's secretly had another pickup pocket, meaning you can install a neck pickup at any time. This decision was made by my dad because why the hell not. In the end, we just bought a telecaster pick-guard and now its an 1986 Esquire player-modified. I unfortunately traded it off to my friend, so in return he will build me from scratch and by hand, a signature bass for me. Great guitar anyways!