"Originally my work was design, modification, repair, and custom building. I guess you would say the objectives were durability, performance, and tone." - Leo Fender

Though this limited run 70th Anniversary Fender Esquire isn't a Custom Shop build, we have to say it's darned close in quality, feel, tone, and overall vibe. We're tempted to just leave it at - if you're looking for a really, really good T-style that embodies all that is great in a classic, vintage-styled T, this is your guitar.

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.

7 1/4" radius, maple neck w/comfy-but-fat "U" carve, Roasted Pine body, Tim Shaw-designed Esquire bridge pickup? Check. No frills, no modernizations, no need. Leo got it right in 1950 with this time-honored design.

As we mentioned earlier, this is a fantastic, highly resonant, killer sounding T-style guitar. Translation: you want this. Trust us. Priced with hardshell case. 


  • White Blonde, Gloss Nitro Lacquer 
  • Roasted Pine body
  • Maple neck
  • Broadcaster U neck carve (.95"-1.0")
  • 1.63" nut width
  • 7.25" radius 
  • Black dots
  • Vintage Tall Frets, 21
  • Tim Shaw-designed Esquire bridge pickup
  • Volume, Tone, 3-way Switch (Position 1. Bridge, Tone control off, Position 2. Bridge, Tone control on, Position 3. Bridge, Tone control off, preset treble roll-off
  • 1-Ply Black Pickguard
  • 10-46 Strings 
  • Fender Hardshell Case
  • SN V2090473
  • 7lbs 2oz

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