If you have any experience with the older generation of Fender custom Shop guitars, you will know that the build quality and Timber selection was something special and of the quality of the pre CBS Fender guitars. These early "Time Machine" Series guitars are not kiln dried, nor were the made using CNC machines. They had beautiful "seasoned timbers" (meaning air dried, with a lower moisture content) and a large part of the build was done by hand, using jigs, like they did in the old Fullerton days. This one has one of the most highly figured AAAA grade "Birdseye" Canadian Rock maple necks I have seen and it is as straight as a dye! A truly great, unmarked Esquire, ready to take out and play, or one for the collection! Oh, did I mention Fiesta Red Alert right here?