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

Squier FSR Classic Vibe Esquire
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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 is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating 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 (opens in new tab).