Oh cool good info! So the Esquire was brought back byFender Japan in the mid '80s, I knew I'd seen old ones but the mid '80s you really need to take the neck off to date. Really nice production then, as were the Tokai lawsuit Fender copies. Some other Japanese lawsuit copies were nice too but I have less experience with them. It was the other copies factory that made the fist MIJ Squier and Fender though, Tokai didn't make Fenders until the '90s AFAIK. Fuji Gen was the first factory making Fender branded Fender "copies", and they also made what, Ibanez? And a few other brand names. The point being that those were super nice Esquire reissues made by a Japanese Fender copier who strove to make them as nice as the originals, AKA better than CBS owned Fender.