Though this limited run 70th Anniversary Fender Esquire isn't a Custom Shop build, we have to say it's darned close in quality, feel, tone, and overall vibe. We're tempted to just leave it at - if you're looking for a really, really good T-style that embodies all that is great in a classic, vintage-styled T, this is your guitar.

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.

7 1/4" radius, maple neck w/comfy-but-fat "U" carve, Roasted Pine body, Tim Shaw-designed Esquire bridge pickup? Check. No frills, no modernizations, no need. Leo got it right in 1950 with this time-honored design.

As we mentioned earlier, this is a fantastic, highly resonant, killer sounding T-style guitar. Translation: you want this. Trust us. Priced with hardshell case. 

Please note: We're using our in-house stock photos of this model. The grain on the maple neck may look a little different on the guitar you purchase. 

  • Lake Placid Blue, Gloss Nitro Lacquer 
  • Roasted Pine body
  • Maple neck
  • Broadcaster U neck carve (.95"-1.0")
  • 1.63" nut width
  • 7.25" radius 
  • Black dots
  • Vintage Tall Frets, 21
  • Tim Shaw-designed Esquire bridge pickup
  • Volume, Tone, 3-way Switch (Position 1. Bridge, Tone control off, Position 2. Bridge, Tone control on, Position 3. Bridge, Tone control off, preset treble roll-off
  • 1-Ply White Pickguard
  • 10-46 Strings 
  • Fender Hardshell Case
  • SN V2092311
The Music Emporium

The Music Emporium

Brand New
9 Years
The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
9:38 PM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.