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And Now For Something Completely Different (New Esquire Build)

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by ElJay370, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. ElJay370

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    It came to me in a dream...

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    Build notes:

    - Plywood frame, MDF back, acrylic top, digitally printed back graphic, “tooled leather” side vinyl, little plastic cowboys

    - Pickup is a Tonerider. Sounds pretty good, but I ultimately want to replace it with something hotter. Maybe a Quarter Pounder or a Rio Grande Dirty Harry.

    - I was able to make it work, but this is the last cheap ass GFS neck I ever buy.

    She just needs a name...
     
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  2. Deeve

    Deeve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Do the little guys activate under black light?
    Name? "Come & dance w/ us" . . .
     
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    Licensed Fender Necks need only Apply! I have had too many Chinese Necks that have sent me in for Shock Treatment Therapy! Guitar looks Amazing!!
     
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    That just about takes the cake... Cheers!
     
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    Neener Tele-Holic

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    You got some weird dreams! :lol:

    I kid, beautiful work man!
     
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    Cool build.
    And all those little soldiers to guard your tone!
     
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  7. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    The front looks like Sids shop of horrors in Toy Story. The back reminds me of custom dulcimers I used to build, always used a desert theme. Congrats fine work :D
     
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    Over 30 years in AZ! That's Clay Hollister headed back to "Tombstone Territory"!
     
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    LOVE it. Well done!
     
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    That's a work of art!
     
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    Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant and creative. I love that.

    I'm Esquir-izing my HS Squier Bullet Tele as soon as I get my new pickguard; I'm ganging the neck and bridge (Strat, rwrp) pickups together in the bridge and wiring them up with a 4-way to get parallel, series, and single coil wiring.
     
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    Very cool. I love the graphic on the back.
     
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    I also forgot to mention that this was my first experience using Tru Oil to finish a neck and overall I’m pleased. Much more forgiving and easier to apply than lacquer or poly.
     
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    ricardo1912 Friend of Leo's

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    Excellent build and madly original.
     
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