Esquired my Telecaster

Steve Holt

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Another chapter in the saga of my first build.

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I built it in 2015 and I've always had a hard time bonding with it. Funny thing is whenever someone comes over it's the first guitar they grab.

Since I made it, I've replaced the bridge, the pickups, the pickguard, the neck, gone from 4 way back to 3 way... that's probably it.

So tonight I decided to pull the front pickup and wire it up as an esquire. I recently discovered the Mike Eldred wiring schematic for esquires and tried it out in this lap steel I made. As someone who doesn't own any single pickup guitars I was really curious about a single pickup with a three way switch a day the sounds you could make.


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So anyway, you could probably guess what it looks like. The pickguard isn't the best fit. So I'll either buy a different one and try it out or drill new holes. Right now it's fine though.

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Steve Holt

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Cool. What's up with the end of your fretboard?

It looks like one of those truss rod adjustment wheel things that the higher level fenders have/had.


Yep, spoked truss rod adjustment at the end of the fretboard.
 




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