Homemade Esquire Tributes!

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Tele Sevalas, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. edchavez

    edchavez Tele-Holic

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    Here's another cobbled creation in the works. Plywood, homemade bridge and spare parts.... Lonestar.jpg
     
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  2. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'll play. One I built a few months ago and have posted before. My cheapest build. I was inspired the Fender Telecaster 60th Anniversary Indiana Barn '52 they did in rustic whitewash.

    Neck is "wrong" as it's medium C 9.5 radius medium jumbo fret and should be a fat U. I picked up used and fully finished in nitro. Body is a used Guitar Build likely a "second" I had to complete the routing and channels for it. I used Autentico Vintage Chalk Paint in "Milk". Just a wee 100ml tester bottle £6.95, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Autentico-Vintage-Chalk-Paint-For-Furniture-Whites-Neutrals-100ml-500ml/322171834701?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&var=511080520511&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 and lacquer clear finish with some light relicing.

    Pickup is a '51 Nocaster Relic hand wound replica by Q Pickups (it's superb) and the guard is nitro finished bakelite.

    Pretty rustic but it suits the Esquire I think and looks pretty rock 'n' roll.

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  3. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    I am instantly in love with this guitar... absolutely lovely.
     
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  4. rze99

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    cheers :).

    Anyone reading this in future pondering whether to get a pickup from Qpickups, don’t worry - I’ve two from them now and they’re both great and really not expensive. No afil.
     
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    Very nice! Definitely belongs here in TX!
     
  7. KelvinS1965

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    It's my avatar guitar, but here is a bigger picture:


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    And closer up:
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    SC Relics body prefinished/crazed & cracked. Fender MIM 'Fat U '51' neck, bakelite 'guard that I rounded the edges by hand. Oil City Diesel tapped pickup with a pull switch on the tone pot to activate either 6k or 9k windings. Old Mullard 3300pF capacitor for the cocked wah tone.

    Also got a custom stamped neck plate with a serial number that is both appropriate for a 1954 Esquire and also part of my date of birth. :)

    I'm so taken with playing single pick up guitars now that I bought this one last week:

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  8. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    You mean like this?
     

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  9. WingedWords

    WingedWords Tele-Afflicted

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    I picked up an Edwards Tele (made by ESP for the Japanese home market) at a bargain price. Seymour Duncan p/us but the neck p/u is very feeble, I think faulty.

    So out with the wire cutters this morning and James at Home of Tone is doing me a proper Esquire wiring harness with the Eldred mod.

    But so far so good I've been a neck and middle p/u man for all my 35+ years of Tele playing, but I like this.
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  10. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Friend of Leo's

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    Here is mine. It started from a $70 Allparts body. I decided to make it an Esquire.
    It is joined with a '50's Baja neck & a double tapped Cavalier Hydra. 6k, Phat
    & Huge. Eldred mod. It is completely poly. :eek: But, it is a Beast!

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  11. Danb541

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    GFS double bound body, aftermarket neck, duncan broadcaster bridge pickup, wired with eldred mod. I wish I had better pictures of it. These are all I have on my work computer. Don;t do it justice. IMG_3767.JPG IMG_3766.JPG
     
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  13. Jim622

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    I bought the body at the Philly Guitar Show the day after my military retirement. It has a SD 54' set up with Eldred mod. I since replaced this cheap neck with an All Parts neck.
     
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    My Jeff Beck Tribute...….. IMG_E6552.JPG
     
  17. Stratguy70

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    Wowow!
    So many gorgeous guitars. I think if I could have 1 guitar it would be an Esquire. Nicely done guys.

    Don't shoot me , but I am going to post the only 1 pickup guitar I own.
    It can do that Esquire thing pretty close!
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  18. psykobilly

    psykobilly Tele-Meister

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    Here is mine I had for a while. Cypress body, couldn’t tell you what pickup at the time.
     
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    Assembled "Sting" a couple years ago. Ingredients: GF discounted butterscotch ash body, unknown manufacturer neck I love (from Reverb seller), 920D Eldred mod control plate assembly, SD Jerry Donahue pickup, Wilkinson bridge and brass saddles.


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  20. jvin248

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    My headless Esquire.
    (switches for parallel/single coil/humbucker)
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    2015 TDPRI Build Challenge

    A later Esquire build. 3-way but under the bridge is a piezo pickup for electro-acoustic playing on a toggle.
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    2010 Blacktop modded to an Esquire, 4-way switch 'neck' bobbin/parallel/'bridge bobbin/humbucker.
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    A more recent 'Esquire' (Junior) Jazzmaster with a humbucker. Fabric top.
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