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70th Anniversary Esquire®

Model #: 0170532857
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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.

Features

  • Roasted Pine body
  • One-piece maple neck with 7.25” radius fingerboard and 21 vintage-tall frets
  • Tim Shaw Designed Esquire bridge pickup
  • Esquire Tone Circuit
  • Custom neckplate
LACQUER FINISH
LACQUER FINISH

The nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way.

TIM SHAW-DESIGNED ESQUIRE PICKUP
TIM SHAW-DESIGNED ESQUIRE PICKUP

Designed by pickup guru Tim Shaw, this single-coil pickup recreates the tone of the earliest Esquire models.

THICK “U” NECK SHAPE
THICK “U” NECK SHAPE

The Esquire features a “U”-shaped neck profile for the substantial fret-hand feel typical of instruments from our original decade.

VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII
VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII

Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals.

ANNIVERSARY NECK PLATE
ANNIVERSARY NECK PLATE

Commemorative neck plate celebrates 70 years of the Esquire.

ROASTED PINE BODY
ROASTED PINE BODY

Like some of the earliest Esquire guitars, this model is built with a pine body. Lightweight, with a punchy and complex tone, we've upgraded it further with our roasting treatment, greatly improving the resonance of the body.

Body
  • Body Material
    Roasted Pine
  • Body Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape
    Telecaster®
Neck
  • 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
Electronics
  • 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
Hardware
  • 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
Miscellaneous
  • Strings
    Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403
  • Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Deluxe Hardshell