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Tele & Esquire Fun

MikeSlub

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I honestly never liked Tele's when I was younger.

Then a few years ago I got one.

Not vintage like these beauties, but my God!

I understand them now...

Those are amazing!
Tele's are amazing. In addition - the '59 is my first Esquire, and it is also amazing - quite different sound than a Tele (brighter, bolder) - in a good way! The theory is there is less magnetic string pull because of the single pickup.
 

corpse

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I played a 59 Esq at some orchid guys house in FL- Makes me want to pull the neck PUP out of my tele.
Spectacular Mike.
 

ZZ Not

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Beautiful Esquires (and amps!), Mike.

I really like Esquires but Fender has not had a regular production model that I am aware of for a long time outside of a MIM series that ran for a few years. Have had a few Squiers that are decent enough for the price like the 60's Custom model from CME as pictured here in a case. Then a couple of years ago Fender offered a 70th Anniversary editon that is a fine guitar with a nice fat neck.

Let's see some more. Please post your Esquire!
 

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Phil 52

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The Esquire always was one of my favorite guitars.
Several years ago I owned an Esquire built by german master luthier Joerg Tandler,
but one day traded it in for another guitar that is long gone.
Regret it until today.
So Mike , your '59 Esquire is my favorite here.

Think Jeff Beck in THe Yardbirds. But this here isn't bad either.

 
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MikeSlub

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“Tele” us all about which one sounds the best!

I dig the looks of the ‘65 Custom!
They all play and sound great. I'm currently having lots of fun with the Esquire. Played it quite a bit last night with band rehearsal. I've never been a single pickup guitar lover, but this guitar sounds like it's from another planet!
 

Cliff Gress

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I just put together a Esquire build. SD Antiquity, 920D harness, with the cocked wah mod in the third position. Really bright in the first position. Having fun.
 

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rockabilly69

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I love my Teles....

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