Squier CV Esquire...a reality?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by backporchmusic, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. mijstrat72

    mijstrat72 Tele-Afflicted

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    My "Desire to Esquire" came out of need.
    I was playing in a three piece band,rhythm, lead and singing etc.
    So I had my hands full.
    We would have three to four hour-long rehearsal sessions, so I wanted to guitar that was super lightweight, and had the least amount of controls possible, because when I started singing and playing I guess I tent a flail. I found it easier to step on pedals on stage versus switching between different pickups while performing. So all I really needed was one versatile pickup, and a pedalboard, to get all the sounds I needed. My Esquire is switchless, and it only has a volume and a tone knob. It's a Palawania body, so it's super light 5 and 1/2 lb.
    The bass player has a super huge rig, and he's all over that neck, so the edginess of an Esquire cuts through the mix perfectly.
    I hope these eventually make it to the U.S. I'd love to have an actual Esquire as opposed to the homemade variety.
     
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  2. Ted Keane

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  3. Mick Sullivan

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    Any idea regarding availability date? I can only find one site, which suggests November.
     
  4. mimmo

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    I have pre-ordered it and have been confirled by the seller that they will be availabe in November.

    Waiting is killing me...
     
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  5. Mick Sullivan

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    Andertons replied to a message of mine today and they expect the Esquires 29th of November.
     
  6. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    Yesterday I got the same message.
    Unfortunately.
     
  7. rze99

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    It looks cheap to me. Easy to build a much better one with a little more cash.
     
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  8. Mick Sullivan

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    I think the image we currently have is a mock-up. I could be wrong though.
     
  9. Mick Sullivan

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    FSR Classic Vibe '50s Esquire®, Maple Fingerboard, Vintage White

    SKU: 0374032541

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    Pine Body - Gloss Polyurethane Finish
    Alnico Single PUP - Fender Designed
    3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Chrome Barrel Saddles
    Vintage White
    Esquire Configuration
    Knurled Flat Top Knobs - Tone And Volume
    Maple Fingerboard - 9.5” (42mm)
    Narrow Tall Frets
    Nickel Hardware Finish
    Tinted Gloss Urethane Neck Finish
    4-Bolt Squier® Neck Plate
    “C” Shape Neck
    21 Frets
    Bone Nut - 42mm
    1 Ply White Pickguard
    Black Dot Inlays
    3-Position Blade: Position 1. Treble Roll Off, Position 2. Pickup To Volume and Tone, Position 3. Pickup To Volume.
    Head Adjust Truss Rod
    Vintage Style Tuning Machines
     
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  10. whoanelly15

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    Sweet! Can’t wait to get some caliper measurements back on these when they hit the market. Also, I know this is cosmetic, but I like what they did with the headstock logo.
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    I guess (because of my CVC) that I was worried it wouldn’t actually say Esquire.
     
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  11. zombiwoof

    zombiwoof Tele-Afflicted

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    Does it have the usual Squier skinny neck or is a bit fatter. It says "rounded" C for the profile.
    Al
     
  12. Mick Sullivan

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    I wonder if it says rounded C because they didn’t want to put modern C on the specs of a 50s style guitar?
     
  13. JDRNoPro

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    I love Esquires and this one looks great IMO. Only thing I see that I would change is the saddles - to larger diameter brass. Also very fond of the CV models in general (have a 50s Blonde, a Custom, a Thinline and a 60s strat).

    Don't know if these will ever be available in the US, but if so, I would probably pick one up.....even though I already have a wonderful blonde MIM 50s Classic Esquire and 3 clones I built. Like I said, love Esquires....and CVs :)!
     
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    One of the worst mistakes I ever made was letting go of a MIM ‘50s Esquire. I’d love one of these, though I doubt the neck will be as substantial. Any word on US availability???
     
  15. Chunkocaster

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    I'd rather just buy a mic 50's classic vibe tele and pull the neck pickup out if I wanted a esquire.

    These appear to just be a lower priced indo cv with a different color finish and small frets.
    The vintage frets will last about 12 months if they wear as fast as my other classic vibes.
     
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  16. Pointmonger

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    Yep. Glad I grabbed a Classic Series before they stopped production.
     
  17. Mick Sullivan

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    Did the originals all have black Top Hat switch tips?
     
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