Completed my Ceruse finished Esquire partscaster

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by paulblackford, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. paulblackford

    paulblackford Tele-Meister

    Jun 17, 2009
    It turned out really nice. The finish was Speedball india ink, and amaco Gold Leaf rub n' buff. Tauro woodworks made the ash body. The only drawback of the guitar is that the body I could afford was very heavy, but most of the time I sit when playing. It's a Mighty Mite neck that I got in a parts swap with a friend. Somebody had tried to remove the neck's finish with power tools of some kind, and they managed to wreck the frets, and fretboard. I pulled the frets, re-radiused the board to 12" (there was plenty of wood left in the fretboard), and refretted with Fender Jumbos. The good old mallet installation. What a pain in the ass. This is the second neck I've refretted in my time of guitar building, and it turned out very nice. No issues, which is all I could have hoped for. Cavalier Nashville pickup, and I followed Rob DiStefano's Esquire wiring schematic. Quite happy with the results, although, I haven't had time to sit down and really dial it in with a nice setup, and intonation. I also need to get some better shots of it. Probably outside of the dimly lit horder's paradise I live in. These shots are just a stand on my work table, and as many lights as I could get on it. It looks much better in person. Esquire_post.jpg
  2. PlainAllman

    PlainAllman Tele-Holic

    Feb 12, 2019
    Van Zandt Co, Texas
    That really is gorgeous but.....the neck is backwards. :D
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  3. Daddy Dom

    Daddy Dom TDPRI Member

    Jan 24, 2020
    Only in the second two pictures ;)
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