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Billy Gibbons - Pics of his Esquires

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by R.P.V., Dec 15, 2013.

  1. R.P.V.

    R.P.V. Tele-Meister

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    Nov 24, 2005
    Over the time I collected some pics of Billy and his Esquires and will try to sum these up in this thread here.
    Some may not call all of these guitars "Esquires" 'cause most of the shown guitars here are not made by Fender but by some small company luthiers.
    By far most of them are built by John Bolin.
    Anyway. I hope some of you might like them.


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    To be continued.
     
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  2. PumpJockey

    PumpJockey Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    New Joisey
    Gotta build me a snakehead…
     

  3. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

    Love the stone finished on in pic 3 & 4..
     

  4. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Cool pics. Keep 'em coming! I like the cig holder.
     

  5. R.P.V.

    R.P.V. Tele-Meister

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    Nov 24, 2005
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    A couple of Fenders:

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    To be continued ...
     

  6. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

    Apr 17, 2003
    WALTHAM MA
    I saw ZZ Top in Boston a few years ago.

    Billy Gibbons is kinda the living proof that the tone is in the hands

    He played mostly the Gretsch and the Esquires

    Great show, they were exactly how you thought they should be.

    Gary
     

  7. Rich68

    Rich68 Tele-Meister

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    Mar 17, 2010
    NW CT

  8. Alex W

    Alex W Friend of Leo's

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    I like this one a lot.
     

  9. Terry O'Malley

    Terry O'Malley Tele-Holic

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    Nov 2, 2012
    Melbourne
    What's the story with the painted fret boards?

    They look fantastic.

    Anyone tried it? I assume it is a maple board.
     

  10. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Holic

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    Nov 11, 2012
    Madison, WI, USA
    Interesting one for sure, especially the "normal" pup angle.
     

  11. Redd Volkaert

    Redd Volkaert Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Mar 23, 2003
    Cedar Creek, Texas
    Billy got Dale at Glendale to make some of those bridges for him.
    He also requested the twang set of saddles on all of them.

    By the way that pic was taken at the Continental Club in Austin,
    that's my hand & Dr Z and thats Brad Paisley's Crook headstock in the photo.

    Redd
     
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  12. SixShooter

    SixShooter Friend of Leo's

    Sep 20, 2008
    Cincinnati
    Was Brad there?

    Does Billy show in the Austin venues very often?
     

  13. R.P.V.

    R.P.V. Tele-Meister

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    Nov 24, 2005
    Now here's one BIG pic of the snakehead for ya. Bad Billy's :cool:

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  14. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009
    atlanta
    I've briefly played the one with the joint in the neck pickup slot. It wasnt a cigarette when I played it...

    I've always been told to NEVER put a humbucker in a tele bridge with the raised sides because it would howl and feedback like crazy. Billy's doesnt... another myth destroyed I suppose.
     

  15. R.P.V.

    R.P.V. Tele-Meister

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    Nov 24, 2005
    ... BIG pic of the two "Stoners"

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  16. R.P.V.

    R.P.V. Tele-Meister

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    Nov 24, 2005
    Wow, how did you come to play Billy's guitar?
     

  17. clayfeat

    clayfeat Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 19, 2005
    bloomington, in
    I really really like the purple one.
     

  18. bahringe

    bahringe TDPRI Member

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    Jan 28, 2013
    New York City
    I can't wait to see him tomorrow night here in NYC. He's doing a show without ZZ at BB Kings.
     

  19. R.P.V.

    R.P.V. Tele-Meister

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    Nov 24, 2005
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  20. jwp333

    jwp333 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Jul 17, 2013
    Richmond, VA
    Happy Birthday to Mr. Gibbons

    I was just looking in the paper at today's birthdays (December 16), and Billy Gibbons is listed. 64 years young, long may he run.
     

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