I have been a LP and PRS guy for a while (and 335...and a Thorn...when I get one...).....but recently I played an '59 esquire. Holy ****. This guitar spoke to me. It was not like a tele....it was odd. So open, so Resonate....so real. This guitar straight into an 18watt marshall combo was amazing. Alot easier to do clean-to-scream instead of less dirty-to-scream. Man...I loved it. Larry Morgans is the ****, and I plan on putting a down payment on that '59 this week. It's no nonsense black and white, maple board. Holy ****. Who famous played one of these? there have to be alot fo guys..even if I'm not familiar. I know beck played one for a little while.....they say the boss did too...but I thought his was a tele?? anyway.....fill me in guys. lay it on me. Any of you play one?