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Show Us Your Esquire!!!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Cat, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. newtwanger

    newtwanger Blackguardian. Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 11, 2007
    Quebec, Canada
    Here's a little oddball I'm building for the $210 builder's challenge.
    It'll have a matching sonic blue J5 shaped headstock next week.
    One pickup so I guess it's still an Esquire...


  2. Niprock

    Niprock Tele-Meister

    Feb 16, 2009
    Newmarket Ontario Canada
    here is mine Classic series with a blackgaurd and a seymore duncan Broadcaster pickup

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  3. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

    Heres mine. A 2006 MIM Standard modded with a three saddle bridge, wired so that it has vol+tone/vol only/straight to jack

    I swap guards on it between white pearl


    Or plain white

  4. FenderNic321

    FenderNic321 Tele-Meister

    Jun 29, 2009
    Florida, USA
    Sollophonic - I just love the black,,,,,that is my next guitar - for sure.

  5. Donnie55

    Donnie55 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 31, 2009
    Jacksonville , Fl.
    Heres my Esquire build


  6. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

    Yep, theres something highly functional about a black esquire. When I got this black MIM, the first thing that I thought of do do with it was "esquire" it.

  7. stranded horse

    stranded horse Tele-Meister

    Feb 3, 2010
    Oh yeah baby :D

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  8. telepath

    telepath Friend of Leo's

    Jun 26, 2009
    Wales, UK
    Me likey, me want!

    I can only imagine what it sounds like, but I bet it is exactly that vicious, warbling twang that i can hear in my head ;)

  9. Hollmanp90

    Hollmanp90 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 10, 2009
    Hamilton County
    I'm building one to match my first set-neck build......................


    Mini-Pearl and Pearly coming soon.

  10. eyerish

    eyerish Tele-Holic

    May 24, 2009
    Arizona USA

    what a beauty git. How do you keep the wound strings from binding?

  11. bluebilly

    bluebilly Tele-Meister

    Jan 25, 2010
    New Paris Indiana
    I built this one for the $210 contest this year:

  12. telepath

    telepath Friend of Leo's

    Jun 26, 2009
    Wales, UK

  13. xStonr

    xStonr Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 26, 2005
    W. Palm Beach
    This is my Esquire Partscaster that I just finished up.

    Ash body. Fender vintage bridge plate with ashtray, Glendale compensated saddles, GFS Lil puncher, MIM Strat rosewood neck.


  14. BentheMighty

    BentheMighty Tele-Meister

    Jan 10, 2010
    San Antonio
    After fantasizing about one for a good bit now and going through some trouble I have my new American Standard Esquire. I bought this new just barely a year ago. First I had a Gibson Burstbucker 1 in the neck. I liked it but I loved my Strat that I had redone more at the time. The Strat has a DiMarzio 36th PAF humbucker in the neck, a regular American Standard single coil in the middle, and a DiMarzio Super Distorion in the bridge with a 5 way switch. I love the Strat. Oh yea, I got it to where the bridge pickup is controlled by the rear tone. Hoorah.

    Well, having two guitars that had PAF pickups that sounded similar didn't help. Also, because a shoddy shop did the work, I had a nagging feeling that they weren't up to a hundred percent. Also, I missed the cleans I used to have. So, long story short, I found a good shop, got the Tele converted to an Esquire with a Seymour Duncan Broadcaster pickup, and used the simple wiring diagram on TDPRI. I love this thing. With this and the Strat I am set with electrics. Anything else is a want not a need.


  15. MrModigh

    MrModigh TDPRI Member

    May 6, 2009
    Here's my 2008 with a bakelite blackguard.
    I use D'addario flatwounds on it.

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  16. Tele-Monster

    Tele-Monster Friend of Leo's

    Dec 22, 2008
    St. Paul MN

    Heres mine!!!

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    IPLAYLOUD Friend of Leo's

    Aug 7, 2003
    Long Island, N.Y.
    "Nice Tele!"

    "That Telecaster sounded GREAT!"

    "They never made those!"

    "So you get, like, one half of the Tele sounds?"

    "You must have another pickup hidden under there!"

    ...or, just the blank look of "something is wrong but I can't figure out what."

    What other lines do you hear after slinging your Esquire? In 6 years, I have only had maybe 8 guys know what it was off the bat, a few less who really understood it, and maybe twice I have seen another player use one at a gig.
    I walked right up to a guy playing one between songs and said "ESQUIRE...You GET it!" He smiled an knew in an instant that I must have one. Instant Guitar Brother!

  18. jonnyfez

    jonnyfez Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2003
    Kittery, Maine
    Just finished last week.

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