Nice to see some genuine looking playing wear on that Tele - congrats.My wife and I made a little day trip to Nashville on Saturday, primarily so that I could try out this guitar in person before buying it. I also dropped off a guitar for consignment.
It's a 1957 white guard Esquire in original Blond finish. I got it home, set it up with some fresh strings and slight action adjustments and it plays and sounds great. I was struck by how tame the pickup in this is. I was sort of expecting it to be super bright and twangy, but it's actually quite versatile. It's something that I noticed when I was at Rumble Seat, but confirmed it once I was able to play it through my own rig.
It's got new-ish frets on it that are still what Fender would consider to be vintage style (0.08" x 0.04") and I think a new nut that was done with the refret.
I took a slew of pics so I'm not going to post them all, but here are a selection of them. I'm sure I'll eventually post most of them on instagram eventually.
Why would it be begrudging?It's a masterpiece of guitar art.
But what I find more amazing is that you went there with your wife, and you have a wall of guitars. Finding a woman who not only begrudgingly accepts your guitar addiction, but supports it, is more rare than that guitar. I've been looking for a woman like that.
Hence, you've made good choices! I, on the other hand...... (better for a different forum).Why would it be begrudging?
My wife digs OUR guitars, although she hardly ever plays anymore.
She says stuff like, "Just get it, Charlie...you KNOW you always wanted one.
It also helps that I buy smart and never lose money.