I've got a 50s Classic Tele, and it is perfect (except for the fact that it has a neck pickup hahahaha).
The pickups on the 50s Classic Tele and Esquire are really killer, totally underrated just cause they are stock--I swapped them out for a bunch of more expensive pups, Duncans, Voodoo, Harmonic Design, all good but I kept coming back to the originals. There is something about the stock pickups that are just great. Lower output, but they scream when overdriven. Very toneful.
The fit and finish are top-notch too. I have a bunch of Teles, but that one rapidly became my number one. To the point that I have--gasp!--sold a couple other ones.
Definitely grab one. (I vote for White Blonde: Paul Burlison, baby!)
Here is a little motivation:
and a touch more...
I have two NOS Noscasters. Thinking of converting one to an esquire. But am wondering what advantages are.
Esquires are where jangle comes from; never heard of spongy or woody. It sounds differnt than a Tele and all I have now is an Esquire,(I converted my Tele and it was a welcome change.