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Get an Esquire for less: Squier Classic Vibe '60s Custom guitars now $50 off

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The Esquire is a piece of Fender history; the single-pickup electric guitar predated the Telecaster and Broadcaster and retains a unique quality. A single-pickup electric guitar withy hidden depths that usually means expensive Fender Custom Shop money in its double-bound body form. Which means this Superb Classic Vibe edition is incredible value with an extra $50 off over at Sweetwater now in its Black Friday sale. 


Squier Classic Vibe Custom Esquire $479.99 now $429.99

Single-pickup guitars don't come much cooler than this. A double-bound body with hidden depths from its three-position selector that offers distinct and varied tones. This is a very desirable addition to any collection. 

In its black and sunburst finish options, this is one of the best-looking guitars we've seen in 2021. And right down to the parchment pickguard, it screams vintage. As a Classic Vibe Squier, its also going to be rivalling some Fenders for build quality too. 

It may be a one-pickup electric guitar but there's some incredibly varied tones on offer via the three-way selector. From a light strummy tone when bypassing the tone control while retaining volume, to a middle position that activates tone and volume that's a great all-rounder. The back position then offers searing lead tones. 

A c-shape 9.5" radius maple neck puts us in classic Telecaster territory, with an Indian laurel fingerboard and nato body. Vintage-style tuners and traditional 3-saddle bridge complete a vintage vibe. 

Check out both finishes and save now at Sweetwater


Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.