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esquire 1954 reproduction

The Fender Esquire

The Fender Esquire was very similar to a Telecaster and essentially a single pickup version of the Tele.  It shared the same body and even included routing for a second pickup. We thought you would be interested in comparing it to a Telecaster.

A 1954 Fender Esquire (this one is a Reissue)

1953 fender telecaster

The 1953 Fender Telecaster

This is an early 1953 Telecaster right after the name was changed from the “Broadcaster”.

A 1953 Fender Telecaster
1967 fender telecaster

The 1967 Fender Telecaster

This is a 1967 Telecaster.  Although you can’t see it, the neck plate has a large “F” logo on it which first appeared in 1965 shortly after CBS bought Fender in 1965.

This is a 1967 Fender Telecaster
1972 thinline telecaster

1972 fender telecaster thinline guitar

The 1972 Fender
Thinline Telecaster

Here are a nice pair of 1972 Fender Thinline Telecasters.  Note the addition of the single F Hole in order to lighten the guitar.  in 1972 Humbuckers were added to the Thinline, when first introduced it featured standard Tele hardware.

1972 Fender Telecaster Thin Line Front and Back photo

Japanese 1968 Telecaster Reissue

There were a few telecasters produced in Japan as well.  Many collectors shy away from these telecasters however in our opinion the quality is quite high and they can be purchased at very reasonable prices.

This is a 1968 Telecaster Reissue – made in Japa

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