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Wow! 20 years??
I cannot remember when I joined, but it had to be at the very start of the original TDP.
It was a little difficult in the early...
Many things just don’t look right.
Him being a builder of repro Fenders doesn’t help.
Not a rotary. It’s a switch as used in a lamp. Does not turn.
I added 2 Metropolitans, a Shell Pink Tanglewood and the prototype Orange Glendale. HEAVY but FUN!!
Nice work on the video!
The Blackguard went White before Butterscotch went White Blonde...but you can NEVER say never with 50's Fender guitars.
I spent many a night on the TDP (from probably Day 1) and later the TDPRI. I saw a post by Matt Reeves that he was trying to get some people back...
No. He just played the freakin' HELL out of it.
Lacquer finishes were very thin then.
That Esquire was at the most 6 years old and looked like it was played for 25 years. That guy worked it bigtime!
They made 'em and sold 'em.
Leo was worried more about the cost of screws than keeping track of production numbers.
Look at the size of the tuning pegs. Looks as if you couldn't turn one without hitting the next.
Agreed...there MIGHT be an old Tele under there...
I knew I had this somewhere.
It has some tape marks on it from when I had it stuck to my PC Monitor.
I believe Noam sent these out if you sent him...
I saw his rack at this show. None of the "guitar guys" believed me until he started playing and the headstock showed up on the big...
I am going between a really nice Nicotine yellowing with Grandpa wearing the HELL away next to the control plate...to possibly had some paint...
Dawn is my girlfriend...I'll see if I can take a look at it.
Some Esquires then had "ESQ" handwritten on the body under the guard and under the...
Looks like this COULD be it.
By "patterned", do you mean the back of the black guard is a Mother of Pearl look?
If so, it could very well be the original guard.
Sounds very festive.
GORGEOUS Halo on this one!
B16 is a touchy piece. It has to be installed just right, the neck gets shimmed to increase the neck angle.
I have posted this picture a hundred...
Worth lots more.
The known earliest before this was a 2/52 that is a lefty body / righty neck.
This is in the "go find another...you won't!"...
You may just not be Tele guy.
Every so often I pop in onto my Esquire.
It makes me use my left hand a little differently and I feel I learn a little something.
I'm thinking Datsun borrowed this from Fender.
Yes, the "Brassmaster" Bridge used on the Black & Gold Tele.
Michael Kelly has a 7...and an EIGHT.