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.