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.

 

Model Name: 70th Anniversary Esquire®, Maple Fingerboard, White Blonde

Model #: 0170532802

Series: Limited Edition

Country Of Origin: US

Color: Lake Placid Blue

Body: Roasted Pine

Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Body Shape: Telecaster®

Neck Material: Maple

Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Shape: ’50 Broadcaster® "U"

Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)

Fingerboard: Maple

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)

Number of Frets: 21

Frets Size: Vintage Tall

String Nut: Bone

Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)

Position Inlays: Black Dot

Bridge Pickup: Tim Shaw Designed Esquire Bridge Pickup: Controls

Master Volume, Master Tone

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)

Pickup Configuration: S

Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles

Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome

Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style

Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic

Control Knobs: Knurled Dome

Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire, Lake Placid Blue, w/ hardshell case

SKU: 0170532802
$1,999.99Price