Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire Electric Guitar - Surf Green

Fender

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.

Product Specs

  • Serial Number: V2089350
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs
  • Model Name: 70th Anniversary Esquire®, Maple Fingerboard, Surf Green
  • Model #: 0170532857
  • Series: Limited Edition
  • Country Of Origin: US
  • Color: Surf Green
  • 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 White
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
  • Strings: Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403


Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Fender

Type: Electric