Just sharing some info on my Classic Vibe Esquire. Having had the guitar for a year I must say, I really love it. Its aesthetic is killer and it plays nicely. For what I paid I have no complaints. Two months ago I installed a hotrail into it as it matches the kind of music I play [pop punk / modern rock] really nicely. While I do love the sound of the stock pickup, this is more in-line with the kind of music I play [so I can take it to rehearsals and sound great in the mix]. The stock pickup is GREAT for pop punk leads but as it is a single coil, doing rhythm left me wanting more - particularly with palm mutes. I predict I will reinstall the stock pickup to get the twangs back for a little bit in the near future, but for now I am enjoying it like this. Long term I will probably swap between the two pickups depending on how I feel as they both do what they are intended to do perfectly, but they are different. I really love this guitar due to it having no neck pickup which makes it look great. To add to this, I can strum and really really enjoy it without knocking the neck pickup [which I do all the time on other guitars in my collection]. The great thing is that this is the guitar I learnt to solder on - an invaluable guitar skill. Thanks to this guitar I now understand how guitar guts work to a better extent. I am really glad I did the humbucker conversion and recommend it! It gives the guitar a very marshally like tone so that it sounds very full through a cab. For the genre I play this is honestly perfect. The simplicity makes it just plug and play with an instantly great tone - a guitar I can just switch off from, knowing I don't have to mess with anything to sound great. I love esquires and I love the idea of a boomstick like esquire with a humbucker in it. A seemingly basic looking guitar with a lot of punch in its tone. Lets hope these things aren't revived temporarily and we start seeing them more and more in music videos across all genres. It is rare to see esquires nevermind esquires with a humbucker, so I thought I'd share this to show you guys whats up with it. Please, if you have any questions around the humbucker ask away.