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1956 Fender Esquire

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by MichaelAa, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Tele-Holic Ad Free + Supporter

    706
    Jun 17, 2008
    omaha
    was the 53/54 flatpole in the esquire when you got it?
     

  2. Allen Peterson

    Allen Peterson Tele-Meister

    231
    Sep 15, 2016
    Katy, Texas
    Nice! Great videos. That's about as close as I will ever get to seeing a great sounding guitar like this one.
     

  3. MichaelAa

    MichaelAa Tele-Holic

    930
    Jun 9, 2012
    Norway
    No, it came with a flatpole Seymour Duncan Antiquity. I`ve had the old one for years. Would love to get an original mid 50s pickup someday though.

    Thanks a lot!
     

  4. unseen hand

    unseen hand Tele-Meister

    115
    Aug 30, 2014
    Phoenix, Az
    You inspired me to join the 56 club. Love this guitar
     

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  5. MichaelAa

    MichaelAa Tele-Holic

    930
    Jun 9, 2012
    Norway
    Such a nice guitar, congrats again! Glad to help! Hope to hear you play it live someday!
     

  6. Mur

    Mur Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 30, 2004
    USA
    Yep, rare instrument, looks and sound.
     

  7. hemmings

    hemmings Tele-Meister

    155
    Mar 1, 2010
    vancouver
    What a gorgeous guitar. The tone is absolutely fantastic.
    It blows my mind that something so simple can sound so good.
    I like the way you play too.
     

  8. markjames

    markjames TDPRI Member

    Age:
    56
    54
    Mar 27, 2017
    UNITED KINGDOM

  9. MichaelAa

    MichaelAa Tele-Holic

    930
    Jun 9, 2012
    Norway
    Thanks man!

    Thanks! I think that`s some of the secret here. Since it`s so "simple" you gotta work really hard with things like pick attack, where to pluck the string, volume/tone etc. At least it`s like this for me.

    Me too :)
     
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  10. MichaelAa

    MichaelAa Tele-Holic

    930
    Jun 9, 2012
    Norway
    Picture of the day :)

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  11. Tremade

    Tremade Tele-Holic

    612
    Jan 30, 2016
    Sthlm, Sweden
    That one looks great! Where can I steal it? Love those white guards.
     
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  12. twang junkie

    twang junkie Tele-Meister

    104
    Nov 14, 2013
    london

  13. lycheelassi

    lycheelassi TDPRI Member

    Age:
    46
    25
    Dec 23, 2016
    Berlin

  14. cntry666

    cntry666 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2010
    decatur, ga

  15. MichaelAa

    MichaelAa Tele-Holic

    930
    Jun 9, 2012
    Norway

  16. swampyankee

    swampyankee Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    406
    Feb 5, 2015
    Southeastern MA
    Wonderful axe, built the same year as me! No way can I afford a piece like that, and my playing doesn't merit it. But I put together an Esquire a few years back out of mostly Fender parts, and a Lindy Fralin Blues Special pickup. I love the raw simplicity of the thing, and I've found myself playing it most of the night when I've brought it to gigs.
     

  17. 64Strat

    64Strat Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Nice '56 Esquire!

    Here's my '56 Tele
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