Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire

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The first chapter of a never-ending story. The Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire presents the sensational recreation of Fender’s very first solid-body electric guitar. Equipped with a single Tim Shaw Designed single-coil pickup, you’re gifted with a punchy low-end, fat midrange, and all the vintage twang you could ever need. Along with a three-way selector to alter the voicing of this one-of-a-kind pickup. You’ll experience expert clarity and articulation with each note you play.

Every aspect of the Esquire is crafted to match the specs of the original 1950’s model. A lightweight pine body offers a plethora of unique tonal qualities that other body types simply can’t compete with. And, with a sculpted ’50 Broadcaster “U” shaped maple neck and fingerboard, players can really take control of their performance. Effortless precision. Topped off with a classic three-saddle bridge for maximum tuning stability, the 70th Anniversary Esquire lets players travel back in time with the guitar that started it all.


Hand-wound for heritage sound
Fender are proven specialists when it comes to pickup design. And the 70th Anniversary Esquire demonstrates this to its full extent, with a single Tim Shaw Designed pickup fitted in the bridge position. Crafted from Alnico 4 magnets, your tone will sing with the true character of the early ’50s era. A fat, punching midrange and low-end will offer all the textured rhythms you require out of your playing. Not to mention the bright, snappy high frequencies – perfect for twanging cleans and searing solos alike.

Its voice is vintage. But the Tim Shaw pickup excels on the modern stage, too. A three-way selector offers a range of voicings by bypassing the volume and tone controls for direct output. It’s this distinctive Esquire wiring that produces the heritage tone with excellent clarity and articulation. All from just one hand-wound pickup.

Vintage Fender feel
It’s not enough to just sound ’50s. It has to feel ’50s, too. Luckily, Fender have ensured that every aspect of this heritage Esquire has the unique, vintage feel that guitarists crave in a limited edition model. A lightweight pine body lets players roam free on stage, along with a single-cutaway design for effortless access to the upper frets. Fender know better than anyone that a guitar should enhance creativity. And this special edition model is certainly no exception.

It’s not just the body, though. A ’50 Broadcaster “U” shaped neck fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, whilst providing authentic feel through its entirety. And its maple surface lets your hands soar across every inch of the guitar’s fingerboard and perform every riff, chord, and solo with ultimate precision. It’s almost addictive to play.

Terrific tuning and fantastically full sound
When you’re on stage, constantly tuning up can be a hassle and an inconvenience. This won’t be a problem with the 70th Anniversary Esquire. The vintage-style tuning machines hold your tuning tightly in place, so falling out of tune mid-song will be a thing of the past. You’ll always sound precise. And you’ll be heard fully, too.

The vintage designed three-saddle vintage bridge with original style steel saddles conducts the string vibrations excellently – dispersing the captivating tones of the Esquire from bridge to pickup. There’s attention in every component to detail. And it results in legendary sound.

Maximum instrument security
An instrument of such individuality needs protecting. Which is why the Fender Esquire comes with a deluxe hardshell case. Take your cherished instrument on the road, with the peace of mind that it’ll be in pristine condition every time you play. Preventing scratching, scraping, or any other damage to your guitar – the deluxe hardshell case makes transporting between venues simple and stress-free. No worries. No panic. Just the excitement of performance, the way it should be.


Model Name: Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire, Surf Green
Model Code: 0170532857
Series: Limited Edition
Body Material: Pine
Body Shape: Esquire
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Colour: Surf Green

Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: ’50 Broadcaster “U”
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″ (184 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Tall
Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot

Hardware & Electronics
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)
Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
Pickguard: 1-Ply White

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