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Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Tele Sevalas, Feb 8, 2020.
Here's another cobbled creation in the works. Plywood, homemade bridge and spare parts....
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.
I am instantly in love with this guitar... absolutely lovely.
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.
Very nice! Definitely belongs here in TX!
It's my avatar guitar, but here is a bigger picture:
And closer up:
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:
You mean like this?
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.
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. But, it is a Beast!
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.
It’s great to see so many Esquire inspired builds.
This is my avatar, southern yellow pine top. First posted here https://www.tdpri.com/media/my-first-build-3-4-size-esquire.41788/
I’ve since replaced the StewMac pickup with a Bootstrap Palo Duro, which is outstanding.
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.
interesting....I like it!
Is that a 2 tone headstock.
My Jeff Beck Tribute...…..
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!
Here is mine I had for a while. Cypress body, couldn’t tell you what pickup at the time.
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.
My headless Esquire.
(switches for parallel/single coil/humbucker)
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.
2010 Blacktop modded to an Esquire, 4-way switch 'neck' bobbin/parallel/'bridge bobbin/humbucker.
A more recent 'Esquire' (Junior) Jazzmaster with a humbucker. Fabric top.