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1950 Double Esquire Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

    Jul 25, 2012
    Kelowna B.C, Canada
    I hate when old threads are brought up from the dead, but this is one beautiful build! Love the sound.
     

  2. Here's a short video of this guitar


    Ok, the video's private. How do I get on the guest list?
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2013

  3. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert

  4. exluthier

    exluthier Tele-Meister

    154
    Mar 27, 2010
    St. Louis, Missouri
    That's really cool. Really interesting that it was chambered. Too bad we didn't get to hear it.
     

  5. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    It wasn't chambered..
    I can only assume that the featherweight pine along with the 2 piece sandwich body made him think it was.
    Tap tone of the much thinner Esquire body is also very different and the pine does sound a bit hollow.
     

  6. Jerry C.

    Jerry C. Tele-Meister

    Age:
    41
    159
    Aug 13, 2011
    Cedar Park, TX
    Searching Arlis McMinn and the California Playboys on youtube brought up a pretty good interview with he and the bandmates just from a year or two ago. Looks like they are all still around. He had some interesting things to say about Leo and how he helped out the local musicians.

    Arlis mentioned it was originally white and this current video shows it had been refinished at some time. Don't know if it was recently, or a long time ago and "garage kept" ever since. It looks as if the electronics are all original and the neck too.

    Just curious.
     

  7. slimdave

    slimdave TDPRI Member

    78
    Mar 8, 2013
    Barcelona
    Hi. For the last 2 years I have been the happy owner of this guitar. Just wanted to say: thank you Gil Yaron for building such an extraordinary instrument!
     

  8. homenote

    homenote TDPRI Member

    32
    Nov 18, 2014
    florida
    Such Detail, un real!

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    very slight roundover just to soften the edge a little

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    Like that"

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    1/8" straight mounting screw holes (yes...)

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    Last edited: Jul 9, 2015

  9. homenote

    homenote TDPRI Member

    32
    Nov 18, 2014
    florida
    Epic Build Thread!
     

  10. homenote

    homenote TDPRI Member

    32
    Nov 18, 2014
    florida
    :cool:
     

  11. homenote

    homenote TDPRI Member

    32
    Nov 18, 2014
    florida

  12. homenote

    homenote TDPRI Member

    32
    Nov 18, 2014
    florida
    "Bobbins are dipped in nitro and left to dry for a while

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    I'll do the period correct PIO cap as they dry...

    dipped once..

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    and twice... and it's done. You know it's done when it starts to look ugly... (-;

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    Original Blend Circuit as found on early protos and Broadcasters... there's a 15K resistor in there... twisted through 4 holes in the selector switch... d__n...

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  13. homenote

    homenote TDPRI Member

    32
    Nov 18, 2014
    florida
    After Nacho's changes, as shown in 2010 on page 24.

    Perhaps Nacho would be so kind to chime in, with all the deets, on what these two Master Tele Gurus, wound up with on this finished Master Piece! :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015

  14. homenote

    homenote TDPRI Member

    32
    Nov 18, 2014
    florida
    Just realized, that post is almost 6 years old now, lol, sorry. :)
     

  15. Slick64

    Slick64 TDPRI Member

    16
    Dec 3, 2015
    Ft Worth, TX
    This was just delivered to me via UPS today...all I can say is, it's awesome!
     

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