Gentlemen, I present my new Esquire

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  1. Curly

    Curly Member

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    Gentlemen, I present my new Esquire :
    • Parts from Tommy Rosamond at USA Custom Guitars (lightweight ash body & Fat '54 neck)
    • Aztec Gold nitro finish by Mario @ Guitar Mill
    • Assembly & setup by Fred Marotta @ The Repair Zone, San Diego
    • Voodoo Broadcaster Pickup by Peter Florance, ~ 9K.
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    so far, it rocks thru my tweed amps!
     
  2. teleman1

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    When you put it on the "mud" tone select;turn the amp up!

    Looks gorgeous!
     
  3. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    Damn, that's great looking!
     
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    fantastic! I really like your color choice too.
     
  5. Curly

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    thanks kindly, Gents, for the nice comments

    I'll be testing this the next few days, but so far it sounds great.
    Fred has built me a number of custom teles over the last few years, and they keep getting better and better.

    thanks ... it actually sounds pretty decent on the front position, and yes, I did crank it :)
    it's a little bright in the rear position, so I might check the cap value ...
    but the pickup has what I look for in tone ... harmonics, and a vocal quality.
     
  6. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    damn pretty!!


    would liked to have seen gold hardware though :)
     
  7. whitenoise

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    that fret board looks nice.
     
  8. Colt

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    I'd be proud to play that.
     
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    Very cool, congrats!
    :AOK
     
  10. Curly

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    thanks again for the comments
    VERY nice birdseye ... I finished it with Tru Oil, which I like the feel of better than nitro.:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Great looking Esquire Curly.

    Something about those bare bones single pickup guitars I think is attractive. My favorite Esquires are the custom models with the tri sunburst and binding.

    What radius fretboard did you go with?
     
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    The rear position should be out of the tone circuit completely---so there should be no cap involved, right? It is supposed to be bright. The middle position is where you have your tone knob action/preset, and you hit the rear position for a little more volume and cut when needed.

    I removed the mud circuit from my front spot and put in a cap that gives me a notched wah sound---plus it has more volume. With gain, it sounds incredible. I actually find the stock front wiring useless. I forget what I put in there, but I got the details off this board.

    Great looking guitar, BTW.
     
  15. Curly

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    thanks again, Bros!
    thanks ... it's either 9.5 or 12" ... I can't remember ... I put a gauge on it last night, but I still couldn't tell with the strings on. :(
    But, it's PERFECT for me.
    yup, rear is wide open, mid is with the tone knob, and front is with a cap

    I botched the wiring myself, trying to figure out reverse controls, plus I used the wrong schematic. doh! :(
    anyway, Fred rewired it ... I thought he said he used an .02 cap (I usually use .05 for a regular tele), so I have to check that. The front has a cap/ resistor, and is a bit nasally, but sounds good CRANKED. :)

    I have a little learning curve with an Esquire!
     
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    That is sweet! I think a Esquire may be my next project.....

    Good job!

    Steve
     
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    That is beautiful. I just started buying parts to build myself an Esquire. Can't wait to get it finished.
     
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    What does the toggle switch do?
     
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    From Page 1 "yup, rear is wide open, mid is with the tone knob, and front is with a cap"

    And Curly, SWEET Guitar!!
     
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    man thas nice!! great job and smoking neck wood!
     

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