Dating a fender strat
In 1951 the Telecaster was introduced to the world by Leo Fender, a Southern California inventor and businessman.
It was introduced in 1950 and renamed the Broadcaster shortly after.
To avoid confusion and trademark issues with Gretsch Broadkaster drums, the guitar was renamed as the Telecaster.
The Esquire was brought back as a single-pickup version of the Telecaster in 1951.
The Telecaster’s simple, straightforward design along with its versatility and playability have led to its longevity.
It features a single cutaway body and two single-coil pickups that produce the Tele’s bright and twangy trademark tone.