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Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by _Presto_, May 17, 2019.
You listened to that demo and bought it anyway, eh?
What kind of strings are those?
Would the windings have been long enough if it wasn't a top-loader?
Really lovely playing by Jacob Evergreen there. Reminds me a little of Johnny Marr. Thanks for sharing that.
Beautiful Esquire. Hard to imagine how just a couple of pieces of wood with wires on them can make you happy. But it does. Just curious, is the case tweed, white or brown?
Thanks for the nice comments everyone. I've been playing for 25 years, and went down the vintage rabbit-hole about 10 years ago. This guitar is my resting point.....it has to be anyways, because buying it meant selling most of my other gear. One aussie dollar only buys 70c in the US, so you can imagine what this thing actually cost me in my own currency
@nojazzhere - that's interesting, I've heard others say they sound the same also. It's confusing as this guitar definitely has something different going on. I haven't found many other '59 esquire clips online, but there's an old fretted americana vid of phil-x playing one - and it has all the same qualities. I played some vintage blackguards and whiteguards on my journey to this one, and they were all quite different (amazing, just different). I thought the top-load bridge must have something to do with it.
@charlie chitlin haha, I watched that clip hundreds of times before my trip to the US when I bought it. I still watch it sometimes....I think I know every word he says
@d barham funny you should ask, because it arrived in a beat up tweed case. Something didn't feel right about it...then a few weeks later the store got in touch, and they sent it in the wrong case! The real case is brown (it's the one in the vid). I think the case I got matches a '57 esquire which I also played the day I bought it. Anyway that case is on the way back to Seattle, and mine should arrive soon (complete with original ashtray bridge cover!)
Wow, beautiful - congratulations!
Sometimes you see things that makes your heart skip a beat.........I just did !
They are NíquelPuro hand wound roundcores from Gabriel Tenorio String Co. He doesn’t wind all the way to the tuning pegs, so either top or thru load they don’t reach. Best strings I’ve come across.
Not original switch tip????? Stop wasting our time with your partscaster!
Jeeezus, that thing is so clean.
No yellowing or checking of lacquer whatsoever, hardware fresh as out of the package, nut arctic bleachy white. Call me doubting Thomas or an utter ignorant.
very hot, congrats
Man that is nice! Congrats.
Put your hand in the air if u wanna see the paint under the pickguard and neck
I honestly don't think I've seen one that clean in the last 40 years.
my my - that's is awesome!
I bet most of them looked worse than this by Autumn 1960
I am curious to see the tuners shot from the side.
You are very fortunate to have such a wonderful guitar. Love Esquires and love the paint color too. Enjoy it! And play it!