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Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire Lake Placid Blue Electric Guitar - V2075746

Quick Overview

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.

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Regular Price: $3,999.00

Special Price $3,199.00

Details

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

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

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

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

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

ANNIVERSARY NECK PLATE

Commemorative neck plate celebrates 70 years of the Esquire.

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.

 

Model Name

70th Anniversary Esquire®, Maple Fingerboard, Lake Placid Blue

Model #

0170532802

Series

Limited Edition

Country Of Origin

US

Color

Lake Placid Blue

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 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406




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SKU FEN-V2075746
Manufacturer Fender
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