I may be onto something... In Marshall Grants book, I Was There When It Happened. He says several times that Luther played a telecaster. I was doing research and found a couple photos of Luther in July of 1955 playing what looks like a butterscotch telecaster! I think I may see a neck pickup in this photo! However, they did make a butterscotch esquire. So it could be an Esquire. But Statistically, telecasters were more popular in the 50s. Which leads me to believe that he could have very well played a telecaster, then after a brief romance switched to an Esquire. Which the next guitar he played would be a fiesta red esquire. Luther may have found no use for the neck pickup and based his decision to start playing esquires on that principle. You can barely tell the difference tonally between an Esquire and telecaster when it come to playing the bridge pickup. This is just my theory, but you could actually be hearing a telecaster on Hey Porter and Cry, Cry, Cry!