Tele or Esquire

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  1. skypilot

    skypilot TDPRI Member

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    Time for NGD. Which one and why?

    Why would anyone choose a T over an E or vs?

    Yes 2 PUs instead of 1. What else?
     
  2. Boreas

    Boreas Poster Extraordinaire

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    Hard question to answer without knowing your current stable and needs. Tele hands down for versatility, but Esquires have their niche. In days of olde, the Esquires were just more affordable.
     
  3. thejackofhearts

    thejackofhearts Tele-Meister

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    Or...Broadcaster.
     
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  4. skypilot

    skypilot TDPRI Member

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    My electric stable: Tennessee Rose, SG
     
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  5. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Tele-Holic

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    Tele. Easy to make it an esquire if you want to. I went the opposite direction and put 3 pickups in one of mine.

    add a no-load tone pot if you want the no-tone control sound. If you want the darker sound, you can turn down the tone control. Not much that an esquire offers that can’t be matched, or very close to it, by a Tele.
     
  6. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Well, I have 2 teles, plus a reverse Esquire jazz tele with a humbucker sized Charlie Christian...so it would be an easy choice for me. Esquire all day. And I would drop a Bootstrap pickup in it.
     
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  7. Nahtabot

    Nahtabot Tele-Holic

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    It's a great question OP.

    I think it's one of those "if you have to ask" type situations though.

    If you have any way to test play an Esquire, go for it!
     
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  8. Si G X

    Si G X Tele-Afflicted

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    Telecaster ... there's no point in buying a Esquire that I can see.

    (even though I'm a single pickup guy)

    less options vs world of options.
     
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  9. Telenator

    Telenator Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Monocaster Front lo-res.jpg

    You get the same sustain effects with a single neck pickup too! And the note bloom is just amazing.

    I built this guitar a long time ago and the sound is just terrific. I find a lone neck pickup far more useful than a bridge pickup.

    Works great on a Tele too. Telenator is no longer selling parts and accessories. The video is just so you see the guitar.

     
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  10. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Poster Extraordinaire

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    Can’t go wrong with either.
    As previously mentioned, pretty easy to Esquire a Tele and get a feeling for it.
     
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    gridlock Poster Extraordinaire

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    Telecaster for sure, the bast thing about a Telecaster is the neck lipstick-pickup. I would not want a Telecaster like guitar without that pickup.
     
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    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's

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    If you don't have a Tele, get a Tele, unless you really want an Esquire.

    If you do have a Tele, get an Esquire.
     
  13. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Tele!
    Versatility rules!
     
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  14. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    One guitar = Telecaster .
     
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    WingedWords Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, that's right, and I don't really want to suggest anything different, but have a look at this thread

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/club-esquire.100071/

    :)
     
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    SnidelyWhiplash Friend of Leo's

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    Esquires are just plain fun. :cool:
     
  17. Audiowonderland

    Audiowonderland Tele-Meister

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    Anything I can do on an Esqire, I can do on a Tele. Tele is the only choice to me
     
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  18. gkterry

    gkterry Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Wired correctly, an esquire can be as versatile as a Tele. Just don't use the original Fender wiring.
     
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    Get both.:cool:
     
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    Jim622 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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