Jeff Beck Esquire

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  1. DiazDude

    DiazDude Member

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    Played a Jeff Beck Esquire today and.....WOW.:eek:
    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.
     
  2. Jack The Riffer

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    Friend of mine just had one made by RS Guitarworks for a helluva lot less:AOK
     
  3. The Golden Boy

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    $10K for a new Esquire?

    I'm all cool with dropping bank for an old guitar, or for a nice new guitar... But $10K for a new Esquire?
     
  4. DiazDude

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    It's a Master Built, Custom Shop "Tribute Series" piece. Like what they did
    with Stevie's No.1. It's a replica of Beck's 54 Esquire he bought for $60 in 1965 and used it in the Yardbirds. He gave it to Seymour Duncan as a gift a few years back. When Beck saw the 1st one he thought he was looking at the original and...:rotflmao .
    Limited edition of 150 total. 86 for North America.
     
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    For a second, I thought he got a law degree.
     
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    I played one at Midtown Music in Atlanta. It was just sitting on the sales floor with all the other fenders. It's cool but about $9000.00 overpriced IMO. I'm sure some investment banker who knows 3 chords will buy it.
     
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    Seems like you could probably dig around and find the basic specs for Jeff's Esquire, and put one together for yourself. It just seems a bit ridiculous to spend that much on an Esquire to me. Even if the Master Built, Custom Shop copies are pretty good.
     
  8. The Golden Boy

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    But $10K on a new Esquire?
     
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    Jon C Silver Supporting Member

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    a friend got one... the frets were poorly dressed and he was falling off the fb on the treble side... returned it... found a 2d that he says is terrific, though I could never for that price (other than the spec market for resale w/i, say, the next 3-5 yrs.).

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    I know a few guys that have these...none of them are bankers!Sure you could make your own for less...bit like those replica kit car Ferrari's.....look at it this way...these are $9k cheaper than an original!
     
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    Every new custom shop Fender is way over priced. $4 to $5 K for a beat up bolt on guitar which probably has about $100 of better parts on it, what a joke. Give me a jap or Mexican 50's or 60's style strat and let me make it the way I want. I'll save the extra money for a couple vacations. Fender must think they are Gibson.:NUTS
     
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    I think the price is an insult to any intelligent person. Or even unintelligent person.
     
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    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    10K?? That's for Jeff's original one right??? What is Fender smokin/???
     
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    Apparently Fender is smokin' the good stuff. They sold out the entire run in one weekend.:AOK

    Time will tell who makes out and who loses out on this one, but it's certainly not Fender losing out!
     
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    I have to say that I played one and while it is nice I would feel like a total tool paying 10K for a beat up reissue guitar...really weird
     
  16. DiazDude

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    When you think about..like it or not it's a good investment. The replica SRV #1 Strat, when you can find one, is going for double what they originally sold for.
     
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    Never ceases to amaze....Can't afford? Trash it and take shots at those who can. I bet all who buy these are not suits with 3 chords. BS to the max. Same thing happened last summer with the Clapton 335s. LP Forum guys slammed the guitar and those who bought it...."There once was a Fox who saw grapes in the tree he could not reach....and this fox..........etc...." :hiP
     
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    I had the chance to play the real one (Jeff's Esquire) when Seymour brought it to a guitar show about ten years ago. I had a friend snap a picture of me playing it next to SD! Definitely one for the scrap book. It played real smooth. It looks like utter hell, but I couldnt believe how light it was and, for the condition it was in, how well it played. Next to the guitar was "The Yardbirds" album with Jeff holding the axe on the cover.


    MG
     
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    Dude, it's $10K for A NEW ESQUIRE!

    I'm not against spending big money on a guitar you want. But it's a new Esquire. For Ten Grand.

    I don't get the idea of the Clapton Guitar for 13K. I don't get the idea for the Jimmy Page at 25K or whatever it was going for. I sure as hell don't get the idea of an ESQUIRE for 10K.

    I didn't know foxes ate grapes.
     
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    Yeah..and a Sh*tload of people plunk down 10k+ for custom made, one off handmade guitars and think nothing of it and we praise them here.
    99.98% of the time, if they want to sell the guitar they'll never get what thay paid for it. All the guitars you've mentioned will make the owner money if they sell them.
    Thats the truth. They are investment grade instruments.
    Double..triple your money in 4 to 5 years..I'm for it.
     

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