The very first solid-body electric guitar offered by Fender in 1950 was the Esquire. With an elegant single-cutaway silhouette, adjustable 3-saddle bridge and a lone, repurposed lap-steel pickup in the bridge position – the Esquire laid the groundwork for all solidbody electric guitars to follow and foreshadowed its more famous sibling, the Telecaster.
Like the earliest Esquire models, the 70th Anniversary Esquire features a pine body – a lightweight wood known for punchy and complex tone – and upgrades it with our roasting treatment, greatly improving the resonance of the body. Other features include a lacquer finish, thick “U”-shaped neck, Tim Shaw-designed Esquire bridge pickup – inspired by an original ’50 Esquire from Songbirds Museum in Chattanooga, TN - special anniversary neck plate and tweed case.
Production of the 70th Anniversary Esquire will be limited to 2020 only.
Body - Roasted Pine Body Finish - Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Body Shape - Telecaster® Bridge - 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles Bridge Pickup - Tim Shaw Designed Esquire Bridge Pickup Color - 2-Color Sunburst Commodity Code - 9207901000 Configuration - S Control Knobs - Knurled Dome Controls - Master Volume, Master Tone Country Of Origin - US Dimensions - 6.40x17.40x43.80 IN Disclaimer WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. Fingerboard - Maple Fingerboard Radius - 7.25" (184.1 mm) Fret Size - Vintage Tall Hardware Finish - Nickel/Chrome Model # - 0170532803 Model Name - 70th Anniversary Esquire®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst Neck Construction - 4-Bolt Standard Neck Finish - Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material - Maple Neck Shape - '50 Broadcaster® "U" Number of Frets - 21 Nut Material - Bone Nut Width - 1.650" (42 mm) Orientation - Right-Hand Pickguard - 1-Ply Black Phenolic Pickup Configuration - S Pickup Switching - 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge (Tone control off), Position 2. Bridge (Tone control on), Position 3. Bridge (Tone control off, preset treble roll-off) Position Inlays - Black Dot Scale Length - 25.5" (648 mm) Series - Limited Edition Side Dots - Black String Nut - Bone Strings - Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406 Tuning MachinesVintage-Style