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Esquire!

Xpensive Wino

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Stoj

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That is a killer, Esquires are one of my all time favourite guitars, such a simple design but they scream :dude: :salude
 

Pickdropper

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A good Esquire is difficult to beat. A friend of mine has a pre-CBS Esquire that I like to visit with regularly.
 
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yeti

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Once you swap the guard and add a PU in the neck position it's a pretty good guitar:biggrin:
 

J.D.

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1-pickup Esquires and LP Jrs are hard to beat tone wise :jim
 

CDaughtry

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Here's my 53 blackguard....:jim



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And my 61.....:jim



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mistersnappy

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I don't own one but I like the idea of having the pickup completely hidden.
 

sikoniko

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Thanks for explaining the wiring! I don't understand though, is the bass tone just like a regular Tele bassy tone in that position or is it trying to emulate it anyways?
 

DanMan

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Thanks for explaining the wiring! I don't understand though, is the bass tone just like a regular Tele bassy tone in that position or is it trying to emulate it anyways?

Similar yes. Not a usuable tone for me. I replace that position with a "cocked wah" on my esquires.
 

roadrunner

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Real men play Esquires. And "Les"'squire's (the Junior) too!

Love one pickup guitars, gigged for a long time with an Esquire. Once you get a good one, the one I played mostly was a '51 and it screamed like a banshee, it's hard to go back to something tamer.
 

DanMan

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Interesting idea. What exactly do you wire up to get that sound?

The wiring diagram is easy to find online. Don't know how to post images or I would.
It's not something I use a lot but it is an interesting sound. Like using a wah pedal in its foward postion, hence the name cocked wah.
 
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