The 70th Anniversary Esquire is complete with period correct vintage specs, including a lightweight pine body, a timber not commonly seen used across Fender’s range. Fender have ensured to treat the pine body with a unique roasting process, giving it a much more resonant, usable tone.
The pine body is paired with a thick ’50s U-shaped maple neck and matching fretboard for a snappy tone, while the bridge pickup is a Tim Shaw-designed Esquire single-coil, loaded into a three-saddle vintage tailpiece.
This Esquire looks to be a pretty faithful tribute to the instrument that really started it all for Fender, and with only a limited run of units being made available, it’s guaranteed to go down as a colletable in years to come. The guitar also comes with an anniversary neckplate and special tweed case, and it available in White Blonde, Lake Placid Blue, Two-Tone Sunburst or Surf Green.
Check out the 70th Anniversary Esquire over at Fender’s website.