I call B.S. on Esquire partscaster

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by ineed1more, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. ineed1more

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    Wow! That is a long description. Not sure what to make of it. But, if it's not a Fender, it shouldn't be referred to as an Esquire Telecaster, right?
     
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    Looks nice to me. I think he meant bridge plate, but that isn't the reason I wouldn't buy it. If I want an expensive custom partscaster, it will be customized to MY specs.
     
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    Esquiresque.
     
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    I fully agree with this. Lovely guitar but if you wanted a partscaster Esquire, might as well choose each part yourself.
     
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    So then I thought to myself, and I can assure you, that I'll give you $75 for the neck, $75 for the body, $50 for the case, and $75 for all the rest of the parts. $275 and that's my final offer.

    He claims the neck to be made by Warmouth (sic), but Warmoth necks with headstock adjust use a walnut truss rod plug just like Fender. Let's not even start on the shape.

    And when he writes "smaller neck" does he mean narrower or shorter scale?
     
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    It’s gorgeous. I’d be willing to take a risk on that for $450-ish. Paint looks awesome in the pics. Looks like someone rubbed fried chicken on the bridge plate but that could be sopped up with a biscuit so I’m not too worried about it.
    Struggling to define what parts make it so valuable in his mind. The blank control plate is actually cool. Style points for that. But paying over $2K for someone else to “build” a parts guitar and no idea the pickup is a red flag. The F neck plate is an interesting suggestion.
    Good luck.
     
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    how the f*ck can you pay that amount of coin for a guitar to have it built and not know what pickup is even in it....what a load of BS.......I wouldn't entertain that at any price, that whole write up has so many red flags......
     
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    cuz description goes through long thing about how great the pickup must be, even though he doesn't remember what it is & he doesn't trust his employees with screwdrivers. (?????)

    a 1-trick pony partscaster with questionable parts & a super-sketchy write-up.
     
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    I doubt he has ever touched it. Looks like a nice $500 partscaster to me.
     
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    Nice looking guitar but I'd put my $750 Allparts, Gotoh, Seymour Duncan "Esquire" up against it. At least I know what pickup I put in it.
     
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    It says bridge plate, not pickguard.

    I don't see anything wrong except it's a used custom guitar. It was designed by a customer who may not be much of a player, or know much.

    Like, it's "wired straight to the jack". Except for maybe a resistor that does the same thing as an open pot.
    But at least you can't adjust the volume.
     
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    Asking $1699 for a partscaster is the only red flag to heed. Move on.
     
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    I don't care about policing trademarks. It's an esquire to me.
     
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    Yup. Whatcha got there is your semi-functioning $500 geetar. Next.
     
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    Seller must have edited the description.
    As earlier posters read the ad, it originally said pickguard more than once.
     
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    Here's a quote from the ad that the seller forgot to edit.
    My Alabama employees will send the guitar out if you buy it, don't worry about that. But I do NOT trust them to take a screwdriver and remove the pickguard on this guitar. One slip of a screwdriver and this clean, clean, guitar becomes a lot less clean.
     
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    The seller needs an editor even worse than Stephen King does.
     
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    C'mon guys!....have a little compassion. The seller is obviously a lower intelligence guy who got snookered into having built a guitar that he thought would be unique with several poorly considered specifications, and now he's stuck with his own monstrous mistake. It's not unredeemable, though, provided he agrees to sell at a realistic price. (maybe $400-500?) But he's trying to recoup his losses, and it ain't gonna happen. I feel bad for him.....but not bad enough to buy it at his price. ;)
     
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    It's sketchy at best. When someone puts in the description they don't have the guitar on hand and are selling because they don't have time to play it, I call BS.
     
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