This Suhr Esquire is just so fine. I can't quit playing it. Acoustically it just rings and has this piano-like bass. The finish on the neck is hard as a nail and felt completely broken-in on the first day. While the neck is thinner than I would typically go for (60's vintage), it is perfect on this guitar. The rosewood board is dark, wavy & beautiful, hard and smooth (Indian, not Brazilian). It looks old----nothing like you see on many CS guitars today. Plus the 9-12 radius is the way to go, IMO. I have another Suhr Classic that was custom-built for me with the 10-14, and I like the 9-12 better. I bought this guitar due to my love of Teles and T-types, digging the simplicity and the cool vintage white color. I was looking for a custom shop Fender, but found this in a web search at Indoor Storm. I had to try it after Eddie said he thought it was among the 5 best intruments he has ever had in his shop. I've been playing it for 3 months now, and have tweaked the pickup to get both tradtional bridgeTele tones and early Zep sounds. I took it to a local Fender dealer and let a bunch of guys play it while we checked out other Teles. They were very impressed. I own another Suhr, and it is a great guitar, but this Esquire is an exeptional instrument. Suhr may not be known for Esquires, but he builds a damn fine one. My search is over. Check one out if you can!