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Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by MichaelAa, Dec 28, 2013.
Cool Twang junkie, I guess we both have good taste in guitars ;-)
Post a pic of yours!
Most of the time you see a guy with great old gear like that and the gear surpasses the player but I'm happy to see you're a great match to that guitar! Very soulful playing indeed. It's like you're made for that guitar or visa versa. Either way great tone and wonderful playing
Will do as soon as I can, sadly my Esquire has been re-finished and not to a standard I'm happy with, just trying to find the right person to put that right.
The LP junior is stock though, they are a great second guitar for a tele player they have that same bite
Looking forward to see that Esquire. Have you found a guy to refinish it yet?
Have you tried contacting Clive Brown?
Or the luthier in this thread, He`s also based in London http://www.tdpri.com/forum/vintage-tele-discussion-forum-pre-1974/490602-another-oldie.html
Yeah, I agree, the JR does have the same bite as a tele. Love it!
And it sounds pretty good!
Hi MichaelAa I have been looking at Joseph kaye and their work seems excellent, I have no contact details of Clive Brown who was my original preference and though I have put a request for his details on this page before I didn't get any response, he seems to be an enigma.
I'll photograph the two guitars and post them. Do you have any more gems in your collection?
Cool, looking forward to it!
Btw, sent you a pm
The worn look of the neck, the great refinish job and the superb tone of the pickups combined with your playing is really heartwarming! I have not heard a finer guitar.
Have you named it?
Thank you so much
Really appreciate your kind words, thanks a lot
No, I haven`t actually, any suggestions? Maybe I gotta name it "Abigail", after the tune from my last album.
OK Michael finally took a picture so here are my 57 Esquire and 55 LP junior.
Thanks for sharing M!
That JR looks really clean? And I think the Esquire looks great on this pic!
And that amp, killer!!
Hi Michael, the Jr is clean, there is a small crack in the pickup casing and a bit of checking here and there but nothing too drastic. The problem with the finish on the Esquire for me is the relic work is a bit overdone, the finish on the fingerboard is original and the board is in good shape so the relic work is a bit much and doesn't sit that well with the neck, also the colour is a bit buttermilk, more like a 60s colour than the whiter blonde of the mid 50s.
Maybe I'm being too fussy. The Esquire through that little 56 Princeton is my favourite sound in the world, they were made to be together
Very cool, congrats to you!
I understand what you mean. But I`ve seen pictures of whiteguards in different shades of white, but I agree; I also like the more "white" ones.
I really miss a 50s tweed in my collection!
Just recorded another clip, only the bridge pickup this time!
Tasteful playing Michael, my Esquire is now booked in with Mr Brown thanks to you, I'm very excited to see what the result in a few months will me.
Many thanks again
That is a sound that I think is impossible to replicate on any other guitar than a Telecaster!
Awesome sound and playing!
That`s great news Twang Junkie, glad I could help. Can`t wait to see it. You know when you`ll get it back?
Thanks a lot telemarkman. Yeah, I completely agree. Something special with these old bridge pups, they`re almost in a kinda p90-land sometimes.
He can't start it till October then it takes 4 months I'll post a pic when it's done, thanks again