Famous Esquire Players

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  1. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

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    So who are the famous Esquire players ?
     
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    Bruce Springsteen, although his famous Esquire has a neck p'up added :)

    The first time I saw an Esquire was on Weezer's "Hash Pipe" video, thought it looked beautiful!
     
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    Dave Gilmour's "workmate" from the About Face album cover started life as an esquire. It was also a gift from Seymour Duncan.
     
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    I've got that CD. Got to dig it out now.
     
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    Luther Perkins is about the most famous Esquire player I could ever think of.
     
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    Brian May used an Esquire on "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
     
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    It's a well-known fact that the guitar is a mutt made from an Esquire neck and Tele body....with that fact, and that Bruce has always been a two-pickup Tele player, I think calling him an Esquire user is a bit of a stretch.

    It ain't just a decal on the headstock....gotta just have a bridge pickup. :lol:
     
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    Maybe not just an Esquire player but Kid Ramos from the fabulous thunderbirds plays one.

     
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    Is he more famous than Sir Paul?;)

    He definitely played an esquire more regularly though ...

    Maybe not as famous, but the SONG is famous: Michael Monarch on "Born to be Wild".
     
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    Billy Gibbons.
     
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    B.B. King! :cool:

    / Tony
     
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    Stephen Stills is a big Esquire fan.

     
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    He only played one until the neck bowed though (non-truss rod neck), which wasn't actually that long ... "After a while" according to B.B. himself.
     
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    Syd Barrett in early Pink Floyd. A Piper at the Gates of Dawn is classic Esquire psychedelia twang!
     

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    Yeah. He even played it unplugged on his first solo album as I recall.
     
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    Steve Cropper, one of my favs.
     
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    That would be the 'leftovers' on the Opel album. ;)
     
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    Believe it or not, Mick Ralphs of Bad Company. While he's known for using Strats, he's also used Esquires for a long time. Many of the rhythm parts on the first 2 or 3 Bad company albums, were done with an Esquire. He still frequently uses them onstage:

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    Before he got his ES295, Scotty Moore played an Esquire.
     
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