Fender 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.
Body FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Bridge3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles
Bridge PickupTim Shaw Designed Esquire Bridge Pickup
Control KnobsKnurled Dome
ControlsMaster Volume, Master Tone
Country Of OriginUS
Fingerboard Radius7.25" (184.1 mm)
Fret SizeVintage Tall
Model Name70th Anniversary Esquire®, Maple Fingerboard, Surf Green
Neck Construction4-Bolt Standard
Neck FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape'50 Broadcaster® "U"
Number of Frets21
Nut Width1.650" (42 mm)
Pickup Switching3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge (Tone control off), Position 2. Bridge (Tone control on), Position 3. Bridge (Tone control off, preset treble roll-off)
Position InlaysBlack Dot
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
StringsFender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406