My Esquire Relic

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by bossaholic, Oct 7, 2021.

  1. preactor

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    Love It! Looks just like it should; don't change a thing.
     
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    I am not a fan of the relic trend. However, this looks like something that had been neglected, put away, and forgotten for decades. Just the kind of awesome score we all dream about. Kudos on your effort. I had to reread the original post to ensure these parts were not genuine estate sale finds. Congrats!
     
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    Looks great! So what about the unsoldered resistor? I won't be able to sleep until that is addressed. ;)
     
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    :cry::cry::cry::cry::(:(:(:( Why was I not smart enough to do this back then????:(:(:( Oh.... the guitars I passed up on over the decades....:confused::confused::confused::confused:

    Kudos to you man!!! She looks absolutely stunning! I think it is awesome you had such forsight back then to pick up those old parts when you could. You did quite well!
     
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  5. Telekarster

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    Question - What's with the looped resistor in there? Is that how they did that resistor back then i.e. no solder on that end, just bend it over? Never seen that before.
     
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    Don't worry, man....that'll buff out! ;)
    Seriously, that is truly interesting. It's funny, though, that the fingerboard looks like it's been played constantly for 70 years, yet the back of the neck is pristine.
    Anyway.....cool guitar. Do you play out? If so, I bet it gets a lot of attention and comments. ;)
     
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    Absolutely INCREDIBLE! What a great looking example, great job!
     
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    I like it
     
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    I LOVE everything about this guitar..... but......


    the back of the neck. It just doesn't do it for me. With all the wear on the fretboard for the back of the neck to look brand new it just throws me off.

    Take some 220 grit and put it in the palm of your hand and play like you are really playing that neck. Do that for about five minutes and when you are done you will see where the neck would naturally wear. Then do your relic job on that and it would be PERFECT.
     
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    You should put a big Slipknot sticker on there just to make everyone mad.
     
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    I use to have a bunch of old decals like that. I picked them up a s guitar show downtown LA about 20 years ago from a vintage parts dealer. Problem is that to try and use them can be risky. They just get too old.
     
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    Haven't finished under the hood yet lol.
     
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    Haven't finished that yet lol
     
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    I completely understand about the back of the neck. I might do what you suggested down the road. Unfortunately no one will see this guitar. Wife and I live alone, kids are gone and really don't get visitors, and I don't gig. :/
     
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    How could anyone not like that? I love it.
     
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    Nice work over a long period of time. That would look fantastic hanging on the wall next to some newer finishes.
     
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    Looks good better than some of the Nash & CS relics
    I would get rid of that rust though on the bridge parts it looks good until you go to do a setup and the parts have seized up
     
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    Is this now a counterfeit Fender?

    Sorry to be on your case, but the headstock logo says Fender and this was not made at the Fender factory. At some point in the future this guitar might be passed on to someone, them sold to an unsuspecting buyer. That's only one reason why it's a felony to reproduce products that are normally manufactured by established manufacturers and placing logos and brand names in the same place the legitimate manufacturers would have done. This practice is called counterfeiting and there are no exceptions for guitars.

    Regarding the relic job, it looks very well done, but it also looks fake. Sorry, but that's my honest opinion.
     
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    Not for me. It's one thing to make a guitar look well used but loved and another to make it look like it was neglected on a trash heap for 50 years...
     
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