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Squier FSR Classic Vibe 60s Esquire

Squier FSR Classic Vibe 60s Esquire  ·  Source: Thomann

The new Squier FSR Classic Vibe 60s Esquire models look great. They have double bound bodies and a ’60s style logo, so look very much the part. And don’t be fooled by these single-pickup style guitars, as they have bags of tones on offer.

Squier FSR Classic Vibe 60s Esquire

The Squier FSR Classic Vibe 60s Esquire has a nato body and comes in Sunburst, Lake Placid Blue and Black finishes. As they are Sixties models, each has a bound body and back, which I think looks really nice. Especially on the Lake Placid Blue and Sunburst versions, as it really makes those two finishes pop!

Custom Esquire

The C profile maple necks have 9.5” radius Indian Laurel fingerboards with 21 tall narrow nickel frets. The necks are finished in a vintage tinted gloss that fits right in with the ’60s aesthetic. The logo mimics that era as well.

Squier FSR Classic Vibe 60s Esquire with '60s style logo

Squier FSR Classic Vibe 60s Esquire with ’60s style logo

Single Pickup

You get a single-coil Alnico pickup in the bridge position that is wired via a three-way switch, plus a single volume and tone control. With an Esquire, those three positions are normally wired as: pickup straight out with no tone control, pickup via the tone control and, finally, pickup via a fixed capacitor for a faux neck pickup tone. That is what, I’m presuming, we have here.

The hardware is nickel-plated throughout and fits the overall vibe of these instruments really nicely. You get the traditional ’60s-style three steel saddle strung-through-the-body bridge, which I prefer. The ’60s saddles are threaded, so the strings stay in place easily, unlike brass saddles which are normally smooth. There was a similar run from Squier of ’50s style Esquire models back in 2019 that were very popular at the time. I think these models will be just as popular at least. The price is about right and the styling is very nice indeed. Or maybe I’m just a sucker for an Esquire.

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Squier FSR Classic Vibe Series

I own the ’60s bound Squier FSR Classic Vibe Telecaster and it is a seriously good guitar. It holds up well against some of my other guitars at four or five times the price. Therefore, I am hoping these are as good as the one I own, which probably means I’ll have to buy one of the Lake Placid Blue models when they come out!

Currently, you’ll have to pre-order the Squier FSR Classic Vibe 60s Esquire, in case you’re thinking about grabbing yourself one. I can’t see them on the main Fender site yet, but I’m sure it will be updated soon.

 

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by Jef

3 responses to “Squier rolls out new FSR Classic Vibe 60s Esquire models”

  1. si@sinicol.co.uk says:

    To anyone who’s more than 12 years old, what does making a finish ‘pop’ mean?

    • LR says:

      Uhh…. I think that descriptors been around quite a while. Quit making the rest of us look bad you old fart!
      ; )

      • JP says:

        With age comes wisdom. The difference between young and old people is that young people think they know it all… whereas old people do 😉

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