NGD: My First Custom Shop Guitar - Double Esquire

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  1. UpstateDon

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    This guitar is special for many reasons. I had been oogling over this used double esquire for months at my shop. It sounded incredible and was so beautiful. Big tight lows, twangy, but still throaty. Beautiful flame maple neck. And the bound top. It also harkens back to the first "tele" I ever got to know as a kid - my friend's MIJ bound Esquire. To top it off, the wiring is cool. There is no tone knob. The back knob blends in the neck pickup in position one. Position two is the neck. Position three is the neck with a very useable capacitor that thickens the sounds, which I love for playing chet or jimmy bryant type stuff.

    Well, the other day, I told my new fiancé that I thought someone had bought the guitar. It was no longer listed on the website. I was very bummed. I've played lots of good custom shop instruments, but had never owned one..was waiting to find the one that spoke to me. I thought this double esquire might have been it.

    Turns out, my incredible fiancé went the the store after work and bought me the guitar for my birthday (which is on July 26)! She only had the instrument about an hour before telling be about it. I feel beyond blessed to have such an incredible instrument and partner. double esquire 1.jpg

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  2. Cali Dude

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    That's a beauty! Congrats.
     
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    Don't ever get rid of either one, the guitar, or, especially, your lady.....:D

    Congrats on both....
     
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    Obvious Chinese fake.







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    Thank you!
     
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    Very nice. I hope you don't find out next month that your fiance used your card to buy it. I'd still keep both. Very thoughtful, on the same wavelength. Love a 2-tone burst!
     
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    That’s a rare find. Nice guitar too!
     
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    I love stories like this. Makes you feel good all the way around!
     
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    whoahhh!! great story! thanks for posting and that
    guitar looks awesome!!
     
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    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Congrats on both accounts. That's one beauty! (Better start saving for her birthday!).
     
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    I expect to see you playing at the SPA. Nice guitar.
     
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    Cool!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Lucky man!
     
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    Very sweet. Especially not making you suffer until your Birthday.
     
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    Two keepers! Congrats man! Enjoy :)
     
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    Congrats! beautful guitar!

    and I share the same birthday! I now know 4 people who has the same birthday!
     
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    so thanks for sharing with us all how intelligent you friend is.
    She sure knows how to keep a dog on the porch.
    Beautiful thing to do for he that is previously spoken for.
    great looking instrument, kinna the Corvette of the present.
     
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    You got a great girlfriend your very lucky!!!!!!! Jesus H mine wd never do that.......not in a million years:( She loves you:)
     
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    Sweet! Congratulations.
     
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