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.
Other specifications include:
Body Material 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 Material Maple Fingerboard Radius 7.25" (184.1 mm) Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Vintage Tall Nut Material Bone Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Black Dot Bridge Pickup Tim Shaw Designed Esquire Bridge Pickup Controls Master Volume, Master Tone 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) Configuration S Bridge 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome Tuning Machines Vintage-Style Control Knobs Knurled Dome Strings Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403 Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hardshell 6 lbs 9 oz #V2090469
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