Fender has gone all the way back to its earliest roots with the unveiling of its new 70th Anniversary Esquire guitar.
A reissue of the company's first-ever solidbody electric guitar (the direct precursor to the Telecaster), the 70th Anniversary Esquire features a roasted pine body and a thick "U"-shaped neck.
It packs a Tim Shaw-designed Esquire bridge single coil pickup - modeled after that found on an original 1950 Esquire sourced from the Songbirds Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The guitar has a lacquer finish, and is available in White Blonde, Lake Placid Blue, 2-Color Sunburst and Surf Green.
The Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire will be available later this month - with a special anniversary neck plate and tweed case - for $1,999. It will only be produced in 2020.
For more info on the guitar, head on over to fender.com.
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