Anatomy of a 1961 Fender Esquire....

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by CDaughtry, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. CDaughtry

    CDaughtry Member

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    Guys,
    I thought I'd share some pictures of my 1961 Fender Esquire. I LOVE this guitar!:bow And yes....she sounds as good as she looks! 6lbs. 10oz. of tonal goodness!!!:dude

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  2. gkoelling

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    Damn it, Charlie! That thing's beautiful.

    Recent acquisition?


    Thanks for posting.
     
  3. ReddRanger

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  4. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    :bow

    What a great guitar. Thanks for posting the pics
     
  5. gkoelling

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    Very cool!

    I just noticed the bridge can also be used as a top loader.
     
  6. Sean French

    Sean French Supporting Member

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    Thanks for making me do this.:drool
    A beauty for sure.
    What color is the finish?
    Looks like a cross between gold and butterscotch.
     
  7. bgwicks

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    awesome photos
     
  8. m@2

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    wow, what a great esquire!

    and +1 on the nice photos/lighting
     
  9. shuie

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    Spectacular. Thanks.
     
  10. michael patrick

    michael patrick Supporting Member

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    What a crappy relicing job.

    Just kidding... :roll
     
  11. HelloKittyHawk!

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    Purdy! That blonde is oven -fresh golden browned.

    What's the nut made of?
     
  12. Groovey Records

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    oh She's so Fine

    Yowsah yowsah yowsah
     
  13. CDaughtry

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    The nut's an old replacement....made of bone. It's the only non-original thing on the guitar. The finish is nice and nicotined out......:D
     
  14. bluesjuke

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    Charlie, I am coveting that so bad it's a sin!
    Beautiful!
     
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    Nice! Is that a CS relic?
     
  16. shuie

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    Tar :)
     
  17. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    Wow, that's great. It's funny that Fender still had top loader bridges left in '61 even though they only made top loaders for one year.

    What about the switch tip? Are you sure that's original?
     
  19. bluesmain

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    Great pics! That is a sweet looking guitar!
     
  20. Ricky_Rockhardo

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    Damn fine example of old Fender wood and wire, Charlie.
     

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