Luxe 50-52' Single Pick-up Esquire Cap & Resistor
This kit contains 3 restoration quality reproduction tone capacitors and one NOS 2.5k Ohm carbon composition resistor with illustrated installation instructions.
The capacitors are made with .047uf/100v NOS (1960s-1970s) Vitamin Q type capacitors (considered by many to be the finest guitar tone caps in the world). The original wax-paper and foil caps used in Fender guitars were
rated at .05uf/150v, but this type hasn't been made since the early 1960s and a .047/100v is sonically identical.
The jumbo-sized resistor is a 1 watt size reproduction made with a genuine 1Ž2 watt 2.5k carbon comp resistor. The 2.5k resistor has long been out of production and is extremely rare so it will be available in these kits only
as long as supplies last!
Each NOS capacitor is placed in a hand-rolled kraft-paper tube and wrapped with a nitrocellulose-sealed reproduction paper wrapper before being dipped in a vintage recipe rosin/wax blend (My potting wax recipe dates from the
1950s and includes NOS 50-year-old paraffin and pine pitch). Each cap is then relic d to match the originals (These are handmade and no two are identical) but unlike the originals these have nice long leads and they test perfectly within specs. No leaks and no junk! The finished caps measure about 3/8 by 7/8.