Homemade Esquire Tributes!

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

  1. tubegeek

    tubegeek Tele-Holic

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    @edchavez - can you explain how you did the bandanna top? It is amazing - sorta like a paisley Tele but a much better pattern!
     
  2. Esquier

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    I think most genuine Fender Esquires have the neck pup rout. I like "snotrag" too!
     
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    Thanks. I used Modpodge to glue it down then buried it in lacquer.
     
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  4. lupowitz

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    This one is a beauty!

    What type of bridge is that? Never seen one like that!
     
  5. milocj

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    Thanks

    That's the non-fancy version of the Schroeder aluminum TL bridge. Expensive but I figured I would try something different. The saddles are by John Page and are ebony with fretwire and binding in the different slots to achieve compensation. I have another set of those somewhere that are made with a harder wood: haven't tried them to compare to the ebony but I doubt there would be much of a noticeable difference.
     
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  6. jj69

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    Cheaply assembled esquire but plays and sounds great
    Affinity squier body, 20200330_213847.jpg Mexican Fender telecaster neck, Q pickup 55 esquire
    This is what I use for Marc Ribot moments!
     
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    Ere’s mine Baccelite pickguard and ditto black ebony fretboard. Minimal electronics -just volume- for full throttle & fidelity.
    Pure surf this one, beyond expectations...
     

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  8. Heavy Formvar

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    under the friggin bakelite pickguard!
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    Not entirely homemade but still worth a post.
    Used one-piece maple neck (previous owner got it for around 130 bucks used, so I guess its something Allparts-ish?) with nice C profile and aged nitro finish. A little tuner misalignment there, but I guess this only aesthetics stuff.
    Japanese Body in Butterscotch over See-through nitro. CTS Pots, Emerson PIO Cap, 3-way w/Eldred mod. Duncan Broadcaster pup, Fender 50s style bridge w/ vintage saddles, Kluson Deluxe’s. Some Montreux RetroVibe parts.

    Awesome guitar for ZZ, Floyd, Blues, Stones...anything :)
     
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