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

  1. antoinerob

    antoinerob TDPRI Member

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    Here is my '59 Esquire refin by Clive Brown in the 90's...
     

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  2. jaydawg

    jaydawg Tele-Holic

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That guitar makes me a little tingly inside.:oops:
     
  3. shadco

    shadco Tele-Meister

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    Esquire in spirit. but different in a few ways.

    Set neck, 25" scale, Cherry Nitro over Korina, bakelite gaurd, Ron's handwound P90 Staple pup.

    ;)

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  5. pjgpopiel

    pjgpopiel TDPRI Member

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    Esquire to be and a couple of wannabe's

    Here's one I'm putting together (pre-assembly). I have all the parts , but the PU.
    The body still needs to be finshed.

    The 2 Strat/Mustang looking Esquire wannabe's are;

    sunburst- Warmouth Mustang body, high quality unknown maker Strat neck
    SD vintage tele PU, Vintage reissue bridge

    lizard green- alder body w/ matched walnut top, high quality unknown maker Strat neck, SD vintage tele PU, NOS 70's Tele bridge

    Both string through bodies/bridges and both were/are very unique sounding
     

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  6. numeric

    numeric Tele-Holic

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    I love that Mustang. Cool idea! What's its scale length?
     
  7. Hiflyer

    Hiflyer Tele-Holic

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    Here's mine:

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    It has a Harley Benton HBT16BE ash body and an Allparts TMNF-V neck, OV '52 pickup, classic Esquire wiring with Sprague orange drop 0.022 caps (3) and 3.3K resistor.
     
  8. TheDev01dOne

    TheDev01dOne Tele-Holic

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    MIJ '54 re-issue Esquire. It's a 86 as far as I cantell the were only made for a very short time. Here it is pickguard-less, normally has a single ply white guard. It's all original except for brass compensated saddles and schaller straplocks.

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    And my part-caster Esquire. Inspired by Billy Gibbons and hot rod cars. Still needs to get pinstriped when I can find someone to do it for me.

    Vester alder body, top bound. Finished in matte black.
    Eden LH neck for reverse headstock.
    Wilkinson bridge w/ graphtech comp. saddles.
    Custom Rockmonkey guitars pickup. It has a proper coil tap for extra hotness with the push/pull tone knob. see www.rockmonkeyguitars.com

    Currently setup for slide with uber high action and 12s, pending a proper setup and fret levelling for regular playability.

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  9. pjgpopiel

    pjgpopiel TDPRI Member

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    I love that Mustang. Cool idea! What's its scale length?

    The scale is 25.5", it uses a Strat neck, so it's it's a hybrid of 3 Fender models.
     
  10. ThreePlyGuy

    ThreePlyGuy Friend of Leo's

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    Just finished this, really enjoying.

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  11. numeric

    numeric Tele-Holic

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    Where's that wiring diagram for the cocked-wah that eliminates the volume drop?
     
  12. mistermullens

    mistermullens Poster Extraordinaire

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    When you find it, I'd love to know. That's the only "issue" I have with my Esquire.

    Nice job 3Ply!
     
  13. mistermullens

    mistermullens Poster Extraordinaire

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    Bumpin this one in case there are any more Esquires that need to be posted.
     
  14. Mark N

    Mark N Tele-Afflicted

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    has it been found? The cocked wah wring diagram? Would like to do this mod too
     
  15. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew TDPRI Member

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    Here's my RS Guitarworks Esquire
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    All three guitars are RS Guitarworks
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  16. straightface

    straightface Friend of Leo's

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  17. numeric

    numeric Tele-Holic

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    I think that's it, but does it still allow position 1: bridge pup to go through a .05 cap then volume then out? That's my favorite position, and I don't wanna lose it.
     
  18. johnandkristy

    johnandkristy TDPRI Member

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    Well, my parts came in today from GFS (White Single-Ply Esquire Pickguard, Lil Puncher Bridge Pickup, and new caps and pots). Looks like I have a project for the weekend -- turning my Xaviere Surf Green Tele into a Surf Green Esquire!

    I decided on the 15k (7.5k single coil) Lil Puncher humbucker for the bridge and to run the switch this way (coils parallel, single coil, coils series). I think I might even reverse the control plate -- but I'm not sure about that yet.

    Your thoughts -- not only on the build but also the way I'm wiring it and the possible reversal of the control plate?

    Thanks.

    John

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  19. guitar slinger

    guitar slinger Tele-Meister

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    mij 1985

    pics aren't great but you get the idea I think
     

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  20. straightface

    straightface Friend of Leo's

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    I haven't actually tried it. I remember somebody posted this diagram as the cocked wah diagram so I saved it. I figured I would get to it one of these days.
     
  21. robt57

    robt57 Doctor of Teleocity

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    1st DIY Piney born as an esquire: [now a tele whiteguard]

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    AND, last Esquire PartsEsq:

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