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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.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Material||Roasted Pine|
|Body Finish||Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
'50 Broadcaster® "U"
|Neck Finish||Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Number of Frets||21|
|Fretboard Inlays||Black Dot|
|Fret Size||Vintage Tall|
|Fretboard Radius||7.25" (184.1 mm)|
|Nut Width||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Bridge Pickups||Tim Shaw Designed Esquire Bridge Pickup|
Master Volume, Master Tone
|Bridge||3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles|
|Strings||Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403|
|Case/ Bag||Deluxe Hardshell|