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Homemade Esquire Tributes!

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

  1. tubegeek

    tubegeek Friend of Leo's

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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!
     
  3. edchavez

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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

    milocj Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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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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  7. Olebrum

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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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    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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  9. Jackadder

    Jackadder Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Yes, Esquire!

    Latest build: have since changed the bridge to vintage 3 barrel and replaced Fat Lion with an SD Jerry Donahue....

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    Qld maple top, jacaranda middle, blackwood back, no load pot, Duesenberg knobs, evo frets, 7.25 to 9.5 fretboard, chunky handful neck, Gotoh tuners.....had to move the string tree towards nut as open high E & B were horribly plinky.....
     
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  10. El Tele Lobo

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    That is a stunning-looking tele. Just some beautiful wood.
     
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    Very cool. I love that slanted switch set up. Bet that’s real handy.
     
  12. Macrogats

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    That’s beautiful dude! Absolutely stunning guitar. I’ve commented on it in other threads, but it still blows my mind.

    I see you’ve gone with just straight v & t like I’ve done with my latest build. Real rock n roller!

    I’ll post pics later.
     
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    My Evil Esquire. Very nice GFS prefinished body with a set neck. GFS bridge and the rest of the hardware I either had or I got from AliExpress.

    Dimarzio Super Distortion pickup, Mojotone vintage taper pot, and a Switchcraft jack.

    I love this guitar, like to to rock out and it gives me all I need to do so.
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    Custom alder body, Baja Tele neck, Kluson tuners, Fender bridge, Blade Humbucker.

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    376ADCCC-BCD7-427C-8BEF-CEB719DAF871.jpeg A couple more....
     
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  16. Macrogats

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    Just realised I never put any pics up after completing my Route 66 Esquire.

    Body was constructed from an old pine pallet, top is from an old pine ply shield. Neck and fb is Merbau. Walnut and oak stain on the back, and the entire guitar finished with a hand rubbed fine buffing oil. Medium frets with 9.5 radius, brass nut, reliced old bridge with brass saddles, and straight volume and tone with well worn knobs from my old Ibanez Blazer. Neck plate is also from the old Blazer as a bit more nostalgia. Pup is a cheapie I had laying around.

    Sounds very nice and twangy, and I did a real baseball bat neck carve - feels very comfortable, didnt think I’d like a fat neck but I love this one. The pots I used are crap, so gonna swap out for decent ones with a better tone cap, and I have a hot staggered pole Fender pup I’m gonna put in. Then she’ll be a real rock machine!

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    Edit to add: I just can’t seem to put this thing down! Meant to mention it’s just a 5 stringer, and I alternate between open G and standard tuning. Absolutely love it!
     
  17. gypsy jim

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    I'll play. Here's an Esquire I used to own. I was offered ridiculous money so off it went. I heard the neck ended up on a guitar for a guy named Vince.

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  18. El Tele Lobo

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    Just converted.
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