Played a Jeff Beck Esquire today and.....WOW. WAY sweet piece I must say BUT out of my price range @ 10k. I tried it out through both a Tweed Twin & Bassman LTD and it sounded just great. I loved the feel of the fat neck. Like I'd been playing it for years. And the bite of the pickup was, in a word "pure". Wish I could afford one..I'll stick with my 63 NOS Tele I guess.