Show me your single pickup telecasters

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by neilybob100, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. neilybob100

    neilybob100 Tele-Meister

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    Show me your single pickup telecasters.

    Thinking about designing and building a single pickup Telecaster.

    Show me some inspiration.

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  2. WireLine

    WireLine Tele-Afflicted

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    I think they call those Esquires...

    but here’s my parts o Squire CE3D64A0-30F2-447C-900D-4C5A2E76B738.jpeg
     
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  3. Shuster

    Shuster Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    U0F0vK4.jpg I want to see these too,,, bring em'
     
  4. puddin

    puddin Tele-Holic

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    Yes.. send pic's. My next tele will be an Esquire. I have pickup just waiting for a donor. Cheers..


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  5. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'm working on refinishing and putting together a candy purple double bound esquire at the moment using parts I have sitting around and a $12 buck esquire pickguard I ordered last week.
     
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  6. bondoman

    bondoman Tele-Meister

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    Not a Tele but kinda close

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  7. LunarSlingShot

    LunarSlingShot Tele-Meister

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    I’ve never understood only having one pickup in a tele. Is there any advantage sonically? Not trolling, I legitimately don’t understand not wanting another pickup option.
     
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    Doctorx33 Tele-Afflicted

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    My Evil Esquire.

    Set neck and body blem/closeout and a nice soft shell case from Guitar Fetish for a good price, Dimarzio Super Distortion pickup, Mojotone low torque vintage taper pot.

    The hardware came from either GFS or AliExpress.

    The body is very balanced, no neck dive. It has a bound neck too.

    I put it all together as much as my skills allowed then gave it to my guitar tech to install the bridge, clean up the frets, and install a bone nut. It plays wonderfully and rocks hard.
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  9. johnniegoat

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    this is having a new neck fitted, which is a shame. the original was just too narrow in the upper register - but it will still look mint when the new one is fitted

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  10. johnniegoat

    johnniegoat TDPRI Member

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    according to some - including Phil X - a neck pickup creates a magnetic pull on the strings, making them vibrate less and lowering sustain

    can't say i've noticed
     
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  11. LunarSlingShot

    LunarSlingShot Tele-Meister

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    Interesting!
     
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  13. BobbyMac

    BobbyMac Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    I have four Esquire partscasters.

    This one replicates 1959 era appointments. Fender MIM 2-color sunburst ash body, Allparts maple neck, and Fender gold hardware.

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    This one is modeled after a 1964-5 era Esquire. MIJ Ash body in White Blonde, with an Allparts rosewood board neck.


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    This one is modeled after a 53 vintage Esquire. Desert Sand Highway 1 body, Allparts maple neck.


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    And finally, this one is modeled after a '67 era Esquire. Fender MIM Baja Telecaster body finished in Faded Sonic Blue, with an Allparts maple neck. The color looks washed out due to bright sunlight.

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    Good luck in your quest for an Esquire. There really is something special about this one pickup model!
     
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  14. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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  15. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    4C6C4B84-A767-42DB-858B-505180118BAA.jpeg Then there’s this
     
  16. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Here's one of my builds. A '51 white blond Esquire replica.

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    is a home vintage nitro-finished bone nut.

    The body is a Guitar Build UK lightweight Ash 2 piece finished in Autentico Vintage Chalk Paint in "Milk".

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    is a '51 Nocaster Relic handwound replica by Q pickups (Croatia).

    Nitro relic'd Bakelite guard replica from Guitars Electric.

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  18. IMadeYouReadThis

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    If it only has a neck pickup, can it still be called an Esquire?

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    (Not my image, it's a Jim Soloway's telecaster)
     
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    rze99 - That is an absolutely stunning guitar
     
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  20. RiversQC

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    Nice esquires above!

    Here's mine, I just finished it this week. Built the thinline body myself, added a Fender 'modern player' neck and a Franken'Tron pickup.

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    It begs for ACDC riffs. Funny thing is I spend 90% of my time on bridge pickups but so far I have been feeling for a selector switch that just isn't there. Guess I'll have to get used to it!
     
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