Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire


Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire in original “White Blonde”, excellent very clean condition with no repairs or modifications. One pickup to rule them all! Aside from a couple small chips through the lacquer on the sides this is in like new condition and includes original hardshell case with COA and all the candy! Chunky “C” neck is very comfortable- nut width= 1.70″ and there is no signs of fretwear. Roasted Pine body so it weighs in at only 6.8 lbs!

Tribute to a legend

In early 1951, the Broadcaster decal was removed from the headstock due to a legal action by Gretsch Drums, who already had a trademarked line of drum kits with the same name. Leo, the father of invention, immediately had his assembly line people snip the Broadcaster model name from the existing stock of headstock decals, leaving Fender as the only branding. Fewer than 500 so-called “Nocaster” guitars were produced in the first half of 1951, until Fender had come up with a suitable replacement model name. In a nod to the new age of television, the Telecaster made its debut in mid 1951, and the rest, as they say, is history. But it was the Esquire — Fender’s original single-pickup model — that started it all. Of the 50 or so Esquires that Fender shipped, a few found their way into the capable hands of guitarists such as Jeff Beck. And so, with the Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire, the legend lives on.

Lightweight roasted pine body

The 70th Anniversary Esquire sports a lightweight pine body. Why pine? Well, historically speaking, Fender did indeed use the tonewood for the bodies of their instruments before they settled on ash and then alder. And pine does sound different, with its own unique brand of sonic punch and complexity. But Fender takes it a step further with their proprietary roasting process, which removes moisture from the wood, strengthening it while reducing weight and and making the body more impervious to changes in temperature and humidity. Your back will appreciate this the next marathon gig you play!

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White Blonde