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 yet, but we'll be keeping our fingers crossed…