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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Wyzsard, Dec 5, 2013.
So who are the famous Esquire players ?
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!
Dave Gilmour's "workmate" from the About Face album cover started life as an esquire. It was also a gift from Seymour Duncan.
I've got that CD. Got to dig it out now.
Luther Perkins is about the most famous Esquire player I could ever think of.
Brian May used an Esquire on "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
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.
Maybe not just an Esquire player but Kid Ramos from the fabulous thunderbirds plays one.
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".
Stephen Stills is a big Esquire fan.
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.
Syd Barrett in early Pink Floyd. A Piper at the Gates of Dawn is classic Esquire psychedelia twang!
Yeah. He even played it unplugged on his first solo album as I recall.
Steve Cropper, one of my favs.
That would be the 'leftovers' on the Opel album.
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:
Before he got his ES295, Scotty Moore played an Esquire.