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Cool mahogany bodied Custom Esquire!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by sunkidd, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. sunkidd

    sunkidd Tele-Holic

    768
    Mar 17, 2003
    San Diego
    Paul Waller of the Fender custom shop, Corona, built this really Cool mahogany body Esquire for the NAMM show this year...
    He has built some of the best Custom Fenders I've seen over the years that he has been there...
    I had the pleasure to play this one....
    He wound the pickup himself, a heated up Fender Jazzmaster pickup...
    Don't know exactly what he did, but DAMN this thing sounds GOOD!
    in combination with the body wood it is amazing....
    I've played lots of Teles and this one is memorable...
    Takes pedals like they were made for it....
    the pickup sound fits perfectly between a Broadcaster bridge and TV Jones Filtertron...Like the best P-90 you've heard...It played and sounded like perfection thru my Fender Reverbs and VOX amps...
    Talk about a HotRod.... Forget your Les Paul Jr. and MelodyMaker!

    With the Fender scale and neck...Whew!!!:cool:
    iPhone photo, at NAMM, of guitar not to clear...
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    when I played it, he only had the one volume knob/pot....now tone included...
     
  2. dog fart

    dog fart Friend of Leo's

    Dec 16, 2009
    North Carolina
    Love that bridge
    D F
     
  3. thinlinegril

    thinlinegril NEW MEMBER!

    1
    Aug 28, 2004
    Awesome

    I really like this one. It sounds like something I could play. I agree with Dog Fart, that's a *****in' bridge.:eek:
     
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  5. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sweet!
     
  6. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    What is that, a Mustang or Jazzmaster bridgeplate? Very resourceful.
     
  7. jjkrause84

    jjkrause84 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 28, 2009
    London, England
    I'm normally not a fan of 3-saddle bridges (being an intonation freak and distrustful of the influence having 3 saddles instead of 6 can have on tone) but that is certainly onr of the coolest bridges I've ever seen.

    I'm sure she sounds fantastic! I do wish it had two pups though....
     
  8. sunkidd

    sunkidd Tele-Holic

    768
    Mar 17, 2003
    San Diego
    It is a Jazzmaster Jaguar bridge blank that was custom punched to have a string thru body... and three hole bridge setup.....:)
     
  9. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied

    Mar 2, 2003
    Bakersfield Ca.
    Simple isnt sometimes better its always better!

    This one is the poster boy for the KISS theory keep it simple stupid!

    I love it I can hear it from here and Im in Bakersfield! hahah
     
  10. robt57

    robt57 Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    59
    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR

    + 1
     
  11. purpletele

    purpletele Friend of Leo's

    I love everything about this.

    Outstanding!


    It would kill the look, but I'd like a jazzmaster vibrato unit on it.
     
  12. Ironhide

    Ironhide Tele-Meister

    307
    Nov 15, 2008
    Dublin
    They're using the Bubba mod! That's a great looking guitar. Love them hog bodies.
     
  13. btx542

    btx542 TDPRI Member

    5
    Oct 21, 2012
    massa carrara italia
    hi
    i'm thomas from italy
    i bought this guitar last
    year at musicgalleryinc
    in your opinion is an
    original fender custom shop
    or is a fake?
    when i pull off the tuners
    i saw that are japan-made
    is there anyone can tell me more
    about this guitar?
    thank you very much
    thomas
     
  14. btx542

    btx542 TDPRI Member

    5
    Oct 21, 2012
    massa carrara italia
    hi
    i'm thomas
    i'm new on this forum
    i bought this guitar
    last year from musicgallery.com
    in your opinion is an original fender custom shop
    or is a fake?
    i bought it as a masterbuilt guitar by paul waller
    for 2875 U.S dollars...the price is very very low
    if we consider that a masterbuit cs guitar have price
    much more high...
    when i pull off the tuners i saw that are japanese made
    is possible that on a cs guitars there are this vintage style
    -kluson- made in japan?
    thank you
    thomas
     
  15. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied

    Mar 2, 2003
    Bakersfield Ca.
    Fender Custom Shop uses Gotoh made in Japan tuners on many models.

    Its easy to see if its a fake Im sure its real but if your worried email the serial # to Fender.


    You may reach the FMIC Consumer Relations Department
    by telephone, fax or e-mail at:
    Telephone: (480) 596-7195
    Fax: (480) 367-5262
    E-mail: consumerrelations@fender.com
     
  16. Bohdan

    Bohdan Tele-Meister

    216
    Nov 22, 2010
    Ontario
    Very cool bridge
     
  17. Pips

    Pips Tele-Meister

    469
    Dec 3, 2010
    Bournemouth England
    Yes sir - great looking tele, I bet it sounds fab, enjoy.
     
  18. jaimed

    jaimed Poster Extraordinaire

    Great looking beastie.

    Can hear those home builder's routers throwing "Hog" chips.

    jaime
     
  19. elelpe

    elelpe Tele-Afflicted

    May 1, 2008
    SEA
    That's very cool.
     
  20. btx542

    btx542 TDPRI Member

    5
    Oct 21, 2012
    massa carrara italia
    thank you very much
    i sent an e-mail to fender consumer relation
    the serial number is 49925
     
  21. I love this little bridge!!!

    :D:D:D
     
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