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Red Elm top loader esquire !!!

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by es125tcd, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. es125tcd

    es125tcd TDPRI Member

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    Finally got a chance to take some pics of my '59 toploader esquire build- specs on the guitar are: offset seam red elm body ( Keim Lumber, Charm Ohio-woodworkers paradise!!!) Mighty Mite Birdseye Maple neck, finish stripped with citristrip, washed with citristrip wash ( very thin factory finish , easy to strip ...) wiskered, 8 coats tru oil applied-( made this neck come alive !!!) pots, control plate from a MIJ 52 tele reissue, american std 3 way selector switch, tonerider hot classics bridge pup, electrosocket jack cup, fender 5 hole esquire white guard. body finished with 2 coats walnut briwax , sanded back, and 12 coats briwax golden oak for the color- Briwax has to be the "tru oil" of body finishes - if it shows a little wear, just polish more on !!!
     
  2. xbearxau

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    .............................and the pictures are ?????????:lol:
     
  3. es125tcd

    es125tcd TDPRI Member

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    pics won't post... missing security token???

    first off I know I'm not a computer wiz ... tried twice to get pics to post ,everything went well until it finished uploading , and i recieved the "missing security token" - my computer is run n ing window 7 operating system, and is 1 terrabyte, so I'm sure its new enough and quick enough- pics can also be found on photobucket, under my same user name, es125tcd . - Just wanted to show my new baby !!! FYI, GB
     
  4. turmite

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    These help?

    Mike
     
  5. richinva

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    That's a strange looking Esquire................:D

    Nice looking guitar, tho', details? Looks like cherry...........

    Rich
     
  6. es125tcd

    es125tcd TDPRI Member

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    wrong photobucket...

    check es125tcd, ( had to set up new photobuck acct, couldn't post to the old one... don't know why) when i checked the photobucket acct, the esquire pics turned up- btw those are pics of my hamiltone/ strat - ( 1st build, that body is western big leaf maple, natural, tru oiled ...) look again, You'll find the "elmsquire" pics !!!
     
  7. turmite

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    Ya must mean these then! That looks like the elm I tried to use once...key words...."tried to use"! What I had was from a crotch and beautiful, but the grain was so interlocked I could not work it with hand tools. Not guitar related, but still couldn't work it!

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  8. es125tcd

    es125tcd TDPRI Member

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    red elm...

    Crotch wood is almost unsplittable with a log splitter- I burn alot of blighted ( dutch elm disease ) red elm from my wife's grandparents farm to heat my garage/shop/man cave !!! it will make a 2 stage hyd pump groan !!!- The Amish in my area use it for road cart shafts ( their version of a t bucket roadster, powered by an "oatsmobile" !!!) Keim lumber had a beautiful piece that I cut the body from for $ 30.00 - 8/4 thickness, If I had done my homework I would have bought a piece that was about 6" longer, and could have got 2 bodies from it- BTW, just bought a piece of alder that will yeild 3 bodies ( center seamed , piece happened to be 98" long... took the calculatior and tape measure with me this time ...) Gonna buiild a Tele this time, so THE ADDICTION CONTINUES !!!!
     
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