that's right, i said it I'm currently a tele player, but the esquire mystique is really alluring, i think it may even provide more versatility than my tele for the styles I play. I know there are a trillion and 1 ways to wire an esquire, but here's what i'm thinking: position 3 - no tone control.... possibly no volume control. rough and hard-edged rhythm and lead tones. position 2 - same setup, but both controls are active position 1 - this is where I take exception... i don't really dig the low-muddy 1st position on my tele. I'm wondering what the alternatives are.... whats another cool tone to be had??? if there was a way to have position 1 cut some of the output for an on-demand clean tone (by manipulating output), that might be worth looking into... but what are the other alternatives?? c'mon esquire guys. show me what you got.