A new Squier FSR Ltd Edition Classic Vibe Esquire in Vintage White has appeared on Fender dealer sites online and looks to offer perfect ’50s vintage styling for those on a budget.
Squier FSR Ltd Edition Classic Vibe Esquire
The Fender Esquire is a much loved, single pickup guitar from the 1950s and many players, myself included, love them. Their unique minimal layout makes them perfect for being tonally great rock and blues guitars.
Maybe, some say, it is the lack of magnetic pull from a neck pickup that makes them ring out more than a regular Telecaster. Or perhaps, it is just all in our heads? But, they do look pretty sweet at least.
This new Classic Vibe model has started popping up on dealer pages and they are all set for pre-order now. Most of the ‘official’ Fender pics look like mockups in Photoshop, but hopefully, we will get some more official details soon.
This new Squier FSR Ltd Edition Classic Vibe Esquire comes in Vintage White finish over a poplar body. The neck is a C profile maple in Vintage Tint Gloss and has 21 Narrow-Tall frets and a 9.5” fretboard radius.
It comes with nickel plated hardware and the traditional three-saddle ‘ashtray’ style Telecaster bridge and vintage ‘Kluson-style’ tuners. They don’t list the pickup model or how it is wired, but I’m guessing it will be an Alnico 5. I say this, as I have a Squier Classic Vibe bound Telecaster and it uses these pickups.
This new model is not yet on Fender’s main Classic Vibe page, but as it is a limited run, you may want to order one quickly with your local dealer. I think they will sell out quickly, as they look great.
RRP – GBP 379
- Squier Classic Vibe Esquire: Fender/Squier