I've wanted a Fender Esquire ever since playing the Jeff Beck model... ... so when I got this fantastic playing/sounding Esquire with a slick/sweet rosewood neck I made the appropriate "Jeff Beck Modifications" It seems that some people can't appreciate the comfort contours and/or think I'm smacked in the head for not wanting to refinish the guitar with the new contours. Personally, I think it rides the balance between the Jeff Beck Esquire.... ... without bringing myself to beating a brand new guitar with a chain and weathering it. In fact, I sealed the newly exposed wood with a few coats of tung oil so the different parts of the body will age together as I play it. So.... subtle tribute, or sadistic train wreck???