NGD '50s Esquire

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Snorre, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Snorre

    Snorre Tele-Meister

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    Arrived today! Love the neck and the white blonde body finish. Plays great. :cool:

    I've gotta re-read that recent thread on Esquire pups...maybe get a broadcaster pup to replace the stock pup. Anyone have any broadcaster sound clips?

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  2. MickM

    MickM Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Nice Esquire. I got a black MIM Esquire about a year ago and it's a favorite. After trying a few differen't pickups I decided that the stock one really didn't need to be swapped out. Just my opinion but I got more mileage out of a vintage upgrade wiring kit from RS Guitar works than the pu change. Std Esquire wiring but the normally bassy front position now has a very usable honkin' tone especially with a little hair dialed in.

    Don't get me wrong, out of 4 tele/esquire style guitars only my NOS Nocaster still has the stock pickups so I'm all about tweakin' for tone. I liked the esquire from the start but that kit made it a "go to" for me. No financial interest etc. just satisfied customer happy with product:D

    http://www.rsguitarworks.net/rsstore/index.php?cPath=31
     
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  3. 8painting

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    Thumbs up for the MIM Esquires!

    I wanted a blonde one at first, and settled for a black one, I'm jealous!
     
  4. Mark Davis

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    Those are great guitars.

    Enjoy.
     
  5. Rolling Estonian

    Rolling Estonian Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats! Sweet guitar.

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  6. Theleo

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    Very nice looking guitar. Congrats!
     
  7. Bill  Hullett

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    Snorre

    Check out Ron Ellis Pickups.....They are the favorite of mine And Nacho's....you may be new enuff here not to know who Nacho is....

    well check this out and you'll want to know who RON ELLIS IS TOO!!!!

    http://www.telecasterplanet.com


    Bill Hullett
     
  8. tgfmike

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    Congrats Snorre! That is such a cool guitar.
     
  9. Snorre

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    Thanks, guys! The stock pups may grow on me as they do have a certain chimey quality, but I would still like to check out broadcaster pups as that seems to be a popular option. I'll definitely look into the vintage upgrade wiring kit from RS Guitar works and the Ron Ellis pups options, too. :cool:
     
  10. tgfmike

    tgfmike Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Pups are pups. A tele is - just awesome.
     
  11. LennyEdwards

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    your new guitar looks ace, hope you enjoy it.

    regards
     
  12. minmei

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    Wow, great, that's a looker. I've been reading the back posts on this esquire business. I thought esquires weren't all that good until my brothers band had one and its surprising.
     
  13. dog fart

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    Gongrats on the Esquire. I want one of these, just haven't been able to spare the cash. "On accounts of this here depression we gots goin' on" to quote a movie I've seen a time or 2. Upgrade the stuff under the control plate first, then if you still want a broadcaster pickup try Seymour Duncan. Have fun
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  14. Snorre

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    Thanks again, guys. DF, sounds like the way to go - much appreciated!
     
  15. cacibi

    cacibi Friend of Leo's

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    Upgrades to mine include:

    Bakelite pickguard
    Don Mare 4709 Pickups
    Glendale Saddles

    Pretty much all I had to do - pots/electronics were fine - my favorite guitar to play (and I've got a few). Actually thinking of getting another and having a bender installed!
     
  16. PaisleyIsGod

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    Hey congrats on the new guitar. I had that same one recently and it broke my heart to sell it. Enjoy it!
     
  17. mistermullens

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    Nice. Looks just like mine, and IMO, you really can't go wrong with a SD Broadcaster pup. Even if you don't like it in your Esquire, you might like it in another Tele/Esquire. BTW, I love the Broadcaster I installed in my Esquire and I'm kicking myself for not having installed one sooner. I went from the stock pup>Nocaster>Broadcaster. Also, install a set of brass saddles. With those two minor changes, you'll notice a big difference. Don't get me wrong, 50s Classic Esquires are good stock, but their DAMN GOOD with the changes I suggested. YMMV. Good luck.
     
  18. smsuryan

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    well done sir...i switched out the saddles for stew mac brass ones and kept the pup stock...
     
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