My Esquire was a Squier Standard in a former life, and I even filled in the neck rout and put a birch veneer on top. To make it nuttier, I wired direct to jack. (Look ma! No knobs or switch!) The "purpose" of this guitar is to get the best acoustic simulation possible, running through my Boss Acoustic Simulator (AC-3), using the correct out on the pedal going to my keyboard amp. The pedal kind of sucks using the regular out to regular guitar amp otherwise. I think a lipstick is my best bet. I built a 12 from a GFS Tele body routed for bucks, and the only reason I chose buck routs was because GFS doesn't have both neck and bridge lipsticks in low output, 4.8k. They only have the bridge in 8k. So I bought two Strat pups at 4.8, and used buck to Strat rout converters/covers. Now, I know self praise stinks, but this 12 is a dream for the sound I was looking for. I can't say enough good things about these GFS lipsticks, so I want to put one in the Esquire. Do I take a chance on the only one available to fit a Tele bridge, 8k, or do I spend the crazy money having a boutique guy wind me a low output one? And who can? (I just emailed Novak, but no reply yet.) I might even be off-base thinking lipstick is the way to go, but I don't think so. Thanks for your thoughts.