Esquire owners are often remarking on how much heavier a tone they get from one bridge pickup. I hear the same argument from LP junior owners vs. Special owners. My question is this. Educate me on this. I have played vintage specials and a few choice teles. I have not played a vintage Junior or Esquire. With this being said, the obvious difference between both sets of guitars is that the factory omitted the neck route & pups - is this fair to say? If that is the only "real" difference, then why is there such fervent claims about tonal differences. What would cause said tonal variations with such a small change in wood content? Again, I mean not to provoke any owners. I simply want to understand both the science and tonal characteristics of both Junior and Esquires vs. their 2 pickup counterparts - specifically in the bridge postions of the two pup guitars.