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Dragging this thread out for an update, just scored this great little ‘64 transitional 5F1 Champ.
Only had it a few days but really dig it with...
My home rig - ‘59 Esquire into ‘64 Princeton.
I have a ‘64 Champ on the way now also, which should join the party nicely (it’s the same...
Love Esquires - I play my ‘59 every day...and when I’m not playing, I’m thinking about it :)
Cool vid thanks for posting
@Zac - fan from Australia here too, love your work - keep it up!
Ah nice one, I’ve seen that video a few times already. I live in Oz and have a ‘59 Esquire also (maple board). I think I stumbled across it when...
This was in the thread mentioned by OP, but here it is again. My all original ‘59 Esquire...key features:
- slim neck “like an...
Woah - amazing, congrats!
I love ECG.....I try and visit every time I'm in the states, and have seen that amazing guitar a few times.
First studio time with my Esquire...if I look happy in the last pic it’s because I am :D
Thanks mate, yes I definitely got what I paid for....still playing it everyday and have no plans on stopping. Have almost sold off all my other...
I bought my '59 esquire earlier this year.....all original @ close to full price.
Obviously a very large purchase but well worth it for me....
I have two:
1959 Fender Esquire
1960 Gibson es330
These happen to be my only two guitars now also.
I played that beauty last week, through the same amp too!
Sadly I didn’t sound like Aaron but it was an amazing guitar.
@Luca I think I played this guitar a few days ago at EGC in Seattle?
They lined up a nice selection for me and a low output ‘52 tele was one of...
Ok cool. Mine has a 3-59 body, but no neck date...guessing that means it was assembled mid to later in the year. Thanks!
Didn’t realise all you needed to get a real ‘59 neck was a pencil!
Also related question - when in ‘59 did fender stop putting dates on the neck?
Watched the demo, bought the guitar.....and sadly still watch the demo regularly :oops:
Mine has managed with one pickup for 60 years now :)
Yes it’s an ’each to their own’ thing.
If someone wants to take the beautiful neck off their vintage guitar, and put it in the cupboard in case...
thanks mate! Would love to see some pics of your ‘60??
Level and dress wouldn’t have helped, the current frets play great...I just want bigger ones
Kinda funny story on the topic:
My ‘59 Esquire has original frets but recently I looked into getting a refret. The frets aren’t fully worn out...
@derekwarner yes, not sure if you watched the vids I posted of the guitar earlier, but serial was visible in those also. Body date is 3/59 (no...
Yep I have bit of experience with chrome plating. Actually one of the worst places I have ever been is a chrome plating factory in Shenzen. It was...