Regrets - I've had a few -

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by Marshall_Stack, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Marshall_Stack

    Marshall_Stack Friend of Leo's

    Sep 19, 2011
    Portland, Maine
    1998 CS 1951 Esquire aka Pinecaster - Closet Classic

    aka "The One That Got Away"


    Saw this on CL 2 1/2 years ago. Most likely the ONLY CS ever on the Maine CL. The seller used to post here - really nice guy. He was an investor - he played also - but this is what he did with his retirement fund. He had a warehouse of guitars - mostly Reverends.
    This 2 pickup Esquire was the nicest guitar I have ever played. Quarter sawn neck, beefy V, no truss rod or skunk stripe, bright vibrant pine body, hot pups - definitely could ice pick if not rolled back, but easy to dial in a tone. Plugged into a simple Champ - the definition of pick sensitive. Swoon.

    He needed a quick sale, didn't have the COA. I don't want to remember what he asked for - pretty sure less than 2 bills.
    Middle of a divorce - million things going on - not a priority -
    I knew it was shallow to be thinking about buying an expensive guitar at a time like that - but I knew it was a chance of a lifetime.
    I think he got close to 3 for it - found the COA and sold it to someone in Japan.

    Now I feel better - going go play loud with the new band.
  2. Joe M

    Joe M Super Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 16, 2003
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    Had one of those once, wish I still did.....
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