What kind of "ringing" are you complaining about? Do you mean buzzing? Sometimes you can get a sitar effect if the brass saddle is worn a bit. You can solve that by just turning it over. I have a 99 Nocaster that has been my main guitar and it has been refretted and ready for another, if you...
Sitar effect comes from the brass saddle if they are not filed correctly or if they wear funny. Check the saddle and turn it over and try the reverse side. Another way is to put a small slot for the string in the brass saddle. Bring to a tech if you are not familiar with this kind of tweak. YMMV.
I have one and love it. I took a leap of faith and traded an aged R7 LP for it with a reputable dealer and very glad I did. I have done a couple basic things to it 1; re-fretted with 6105 frets and 2; changed the switching to a regular 3 position Tele. The '55 MB and my CS NoCaster pretty do all...
Check out Nacho Banos - Blackguard Book....many of the weights of blackguard Teles were all over the place. Regarding playability, good frets are a must. Everything I own must be at high playability status....a refret is not a negative to me. YMMV.
I love the clips of Mr Gruhn on YouTube where he is explaining the history of certain vintage guitars (LP, Teles, Strats, etc) and every time he picks them up or moves them he keeps banging his rings and jewelry into the guitar.
Nice guitar....for me personally 7.6lbs is a bit heavy for an Esquire. However, if it is a tone machine then go for it. While others have mentioned other boutique builders (and I do love their stuff) down the line an actual Fender product will always be a fairly safe bet. Good luck.
I have 55 Fleming MB and it is phenomenal. My Nocaster was my main Tele but the 55 has so much going for it. The steel saddles are different sounding, in my mind and ears there is more information transmitted from them producing a significant amount of presence which I like very much! YMMV. :razz: