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Get $50 off this Squier Classic Vibe 60s Custom Esquire this Black Friday

A new version of the guitar that broke the mold: just one pickup, but no drawbacks at this price



The Fender Esquire was a turning point in the evolution of the electric guitar: a single pickup variant of the Telecaster that appeared in 1950 and preceded its more famous sibling by several months. The Esquire and Telecaster were the first solidbody electric guitars to enter mass production. All these years later very little has changed in terms of their core design. 

Far from being a poor relation to the Telecaster, the Esquire is a sonically distinct classic in its own right, used by Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett, Jeff Beck and The Eagles’ Joe Walsh. This Squier FSR (Fender Special Run) is a loving recreation, a tribute to the history of guitar that still stands up in the 21st century. 

Timeless, iconic and now $50 cheaper at Sweetwater.

True to the original Fender Esquire, a solo single-coil bridge pickup delivers the classic tone that inspired so many early guitarists from country to rock’n’roll. The selector switch allows the player to remove the tone pot from the circuit, offering a new palette of sounds. 

A vintage, 3-saddle, string-through-body bridge stays true to the original design, providing great tuning and intonation support. Finally, a classic “C”-profile maple neck with a glass-like Indian laurel fingerboard offers incredible playability and smooth response.

As far as guitar-related Black Friday Music Deals go, it’s a doozy.