Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire Surf Green

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70th Anniversary Esquire®, Maple Fingerboard, Surf Green

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.

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)