Squier unveils new Fender Special Run Custom Esquire in 3 double-bound finishes

Squier FSR Classic Vibe Esquire
(Image credit: Andertons)

Squier has released the Fender Special Run (FSR) Classic Vibe '60s Custom Esquire electric guitar.

Available in three finishes – Three-Tone Sunburst, Lake Placid Blue and Black, all with a double-aged white binding – the new single-pickup model features a nato body, bolt-on maple neck with an amber-tinted gloss finish, 21-fret, 9.5"-radius Indian laurel fingerboard and 25.5" scale length.

True to Fender's original Esquire design, the guitar's electronics include a single bridge pickup – an Alnico single coil – controlled via volume and tone knobs and a three-way selector switch. 

The guitar has no neck pickup, of course, but the selector switch allows the player to remove the tone pot from the circuit, offering a new palette of sounds.

Other features include a '60s-style, three-saddle, vintage-style hardtail bridge, which allows for both string-through and top-loading re-stringing, and nickel-plated hardware.

The FSR Classic Vibe '60s Custom Esquire is available for pre-order now for £379 through select Fender dealers in the UK and Europe. There's no sign of a USA release  for this killer Squier guitar just yet, but we'll be keeping our fingers crossed…

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.