Fender Esquire 1957

Fender Esquire 1957

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Product Details

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Esquire
Finish
  • Blonde
Year
  • 1957
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Ash
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • String-Through
Color Family
  • Yellow
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Model Family
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Frets
  • 21
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • No
Pickup Configuration
  • S
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Series
Wood Top Style
  • Plain

Overview

Before the Telecaster and the short-lived Broadcaster, there was the Esquire: Fender'sf first production solid-body electric guitar. The original Esquire came out in 1950 and was produced with either one or two pickups. Apart from standardizing the two pickup layout, the Broadcaster also introduced a truss rod into the neck when it premiered in autumn of that same year. No Esquires were produced from September 1950 to January 1951, when the model was reintroduced as a single pickup counterpart to the Telecaster. By the mid-'50s, the Esquire designed had changed to include a white celluloid pickguard instead of black bakelite. Staggered height pickup poles were also introduced in 1955. 

Years of Production: 1950 - 1970

Unique to this Year: Logo moves to above strings on headstock in mid-1956.

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Ash, one-piece Maple neck

Design Elements:  One single-coil pickup, white celluloid pickguard, volume and tone controls, 25 1/2-inch scale length, string thur-body

Finish Specifications: Blond was a standard finish for the Esquire.


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