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Esquire lust

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by BourbonSamurai, May 9, 2013.

  1. IPLAYLOUD

    IPLAYLOUD Friend of Leo's

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    You'll learn to work the V&T more than ever, and to pick in all spots between the bridge and neck. Many, MANY sounds to be found. Do not underestimate that front position!! A very unique growl.
    Naked Body Guitars Esquire.

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  2. LouM

    LouM TDPRI Member

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    That guitar is effin' gorgeous!!!!
     
  3. MJRPhoto

    MJRPhoto Tele-Meister

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    Thanks
    I agree with you 110%
    It will never leave my ownership until I am 6' under.
    I can build you one if you would like.
     
  4. MJRPhoto

    MJRPhoto Tele-Meister

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    The SP43 is fantastic. My next one will be a sister Tele to this with the SP43 Bridge and one of Fralins neck pups. Now to find another piece of wood like this one.

    Go here to see a video of the Joe Bayer Band playing my two guitars:

    http://www.mjrphoto.net/Photography/Guitars/GUITAR-VIDEOS/29364930_kcMFQn#!i=2506144927&k=LMnmNfq

    The one on the left is my latest T-Style build with Fender CS 51 Nocaster pups. The one on the right is this guitar with the SP43. All I can say is they loved them. I did not get the T-style back yet. Not sure I ever will. Ha!!!

    Michael
    Just to clarify to all. I am not a guitar player. I am a Photographer with a love for Guitars. I wish I had a musical muscle in my body, But it is sad to say that I don't. My enjoyment is building them and letting friends play them.
     
  5. MJRPhoto

    MJRPhoto Tele-Meister

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    Thank you.
     
  6. MJRPhoto

    MJRPhoto Tele-Meister

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    This is an awsome guitar. Naked Body Guitars does some great work. IPLAY LOUD is a pleasure to watch when playing. Hope I can get him to play one of mine soon. How about it JC?
    Here is IPL playing one of his other guitars.

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    Michael
     
  7. Fatmanstratman

    Fatmanstratman Poster Extraordinaire

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    Be careful what you wish for...

    I've had a parts-Esquire for a long while, but have always wanted to own "the real thing".

    A few months back I saw a MIM 50s Classic Esquire on the 'Bay for a pretty reasonable price, and just couldn't resist. When that sucker arrived I could not believe the weight...:(

    I played it for a little while but the weight just put me right off (9.2 lbs) - so I popped it back in its case and it went on the shelf along with many other guitars that just don't inspire me enough to pick them up and play them.

    Totally to the contrary, I bought one of the 61 Reissue Casinos last year, and no matter how I try, I just can NOT put that down. Of all the bucketloads of instruments I am lucky enough to own, I've never had one which was just so "appealing".

    So - if you lust after an Esquire, my only advice would be to PLAY as many as you can. Try 'em before you buy 'em. Wait until you find "the one" - it can be such an amazing experience, coaxing all those wonderful tones out of the Esquire, but don't make the same mistake I did and put yourself off before you've even started....:(
     
  8. furtherpale

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    talk about the beauty in simplicity... wow
     
  9. Crusty Harp

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    My "Esquerita": 50s Classic Esquire w/leather pickguard by Doug Halliday, B5 Bigsby and Mastery M1 Bridge. Don Mare 3-speed StangRay to come.
     

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  10. zeke54

    zeke54 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I got my first "real" guitar in 1969 , a very used Esquire . It was my only guitar for about 5 years so it became everything a guitar could be to me . I then bought a used Tele thinking " if an Esquire is this good a Tele will be better yet ! " ... I never bonded with the Tele , I guess I was too " Esquire-ized " already . Anyhow , about the issue of a switch on an Esquire ... I put together another parts-squire recently and I called my regular tech to see about installing the nut and doing a set-up . As we talked he asked " does an Esquire have a selector switch ? " Now , to say I was taken back at his question is an understatement . I've seen his band a couple times so I know he's a strat guy , but he has worked on 3 of my Esquires already so I'm starting to question his sanity , he is getting older so maybe dementia is setting in ? Obviously he doesn't see many Esquires ! He has done excellent work for me in the past so I am confident of his capabilities . I think the man really needs to play an Esquire for awhile and see what he has been missing . Z54
     
  11. Jeff R

    Jeff R Tele-Holic

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    One of my buddies is looking to add a tele to his stable of gibsons and guilds. He's looking at several models, I lent him my esquire for a rehearsal this weekend. It's always better for them to experience it themselves than try to describe it.
     
  12. zeke54

    zeke54 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    So true Jeff , so true ...
     
  13. Skub

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    At times we over analyse things,how about..if it's fun and it works,just enjoy.
     
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