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 !!!