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The Esquire was the first solid-body electric guitar offered by Fender in 1950.
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.
The 70th Anniversary Esquire features a lightweight roasted pine body for a punchy and resonant sound.
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.
Production of the 70th Anniversary Esquire will be limited to 2020 only.