I had a couple of guitars that have passed the one-year mark of not being played more than a couple of times. There's some pedals that aren't part of my thing anymore; along with the big-ass Pedaltrain board, I got when I thought this party band thing was going to go. They're collecting dust and I'm all about whittling down my collection to just the good stuff. So, say goodbye to my LP Studio, my Edwards Jeff Beck Tele-Gib, an EHX Good Vibes, and the Caroline Megabyte Lo-Fi delay (turns out the Kilobyte is the better-sounding unit). Say hello to the Esquire: Six pounds exactly. The pine body sings like my Kelly Bowery Pine. Nice, big, neck. The Tim Shaw pickup is one of the best I've heard. And there really is a thing about Esquires being different from Teles, just like LP Juniors being different from LP Specials. The pickup and switching are great- even the "neck" position tone is super usable, if not 100% vintage-correct. Even the neck has some flame and figuring in it!