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.