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NGD - Fender Esquire 70th Anniversary

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by AviA, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. hatrack

    hatrack TDPRI Member

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    These really are great guitars. I've been enjoying my Surf Green Esquire since late summer.
     
  2. AviA

    AviA Tele-Meister

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    My only Surf Green guitar is my Squier Esquire which is a great guitar. I really love it.
    I do prefer the neck on the new Fender though.
     

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  3. Telecastoff1

    Telecastoff1 Tele-Afflicted

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    Wow! Really nice Tele. Congrats.
     
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  4. EsquireBoy

    EsquireBoy Friend of Leo's

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    I’m familiar with the esquire wiring, but on position 3 do you have a really bassy tone (like the originals), or do you have more of a « cocked wah » tone (« Eldred mod »)?
    I have the latter on mine, and it’s really great, especially with a bit of drive.
     
  5. AviA

    AviA Tele-Meister

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    Yes, same for me, more of a cocked wah sound (and I see it as much more usable).
    My Squier Esquire has the bassy tone on the 3rd position.
     
  6. EsquireBoy

    EsquireBoy Friend of Leo's

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    It’s a much more useful position indeed.
    Originally on mine it was the « full throttle » wiring: straight to the output / vol. only / vol + tone. The first position wasn’t useable for me since I tend to dime my amps and roll the volume back on the guitar. And there was very little tone difference between this and the volume only position, whereas there’s a very audible difference between vol. only and vol + tone, even with the tone at 100%.
     
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  7. sloppychops

    sloppychops Tele-Meister

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    This may sound dumb, but the only thing that kept me from getting one of these (besides the price) was that it doesn't have the dark/bassy sound in the neck position like the original Esquire's had. I know the sound on this one is more "usable", but I wanted that bass heavy, muted sound. Ended up getting a Harmony Juno instead, which has that rolled off tone option and also cost nearly half as much.
     
  8. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Nice
     
  9. AviA

    AviA Tele-Meister

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    I do get your point, but with all the rest of the features being faithful to the original I think it's a good buy.
    They really nailed it to the smallest details.
     
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  10. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Uh-oh. "Tele"?

    Infractions?

    :^)
     
  11. sloppychops

    sloppychops Tele-Meister

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    Honestly, I still want one. But with three Telecasters already it didn't seem like it would be adding a whole lot of variety. If I come across one at a nice discount, I'll probably grab it.
     
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  12. Telecastoff1

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    Sorry...I meant to say Esquire. I quit coffee four days ago and my mind is doing strange things to me. I'm kinda out of sync right now. Bear with me.
     
  13. AviA

    AviA Tele-Meister

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    I've just found out that while I'm on the middle position, rolling the Tone knob all the way down certainly gives that bassy sound!!
     
  14. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    Congratulations.
     
  15. AviA

    AviA Tele-Meister

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    Thank you very much.
     
  16. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I am trying to quit caffeinated soft drinks, and have been drinking a lot of black tea.

    I think I know what you mean! :^)
     
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  17. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    I know envy is a sin, but I confess it here

    I wish there were enough Esquires around that I could try one and feel comfortable that I don't need it. As is I have a nagging doubt that I would be transported to heaven by one
     
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    I am infinitely jealous, look after her. This is a keeper for life.

    Are these neck routed or total slabs routed just for the bridge like the Squier?
     
  19. AviA

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    Neck routed too. and apparently the original one was the same.
     
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    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice! Congratulations.
     
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