'53 Esquire. Listen to this thing!

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by wildeman, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal

    The guy playing it is badass too.
     
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  2. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Tone for years...
     
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Holy crap, first few minutes were ok, then he cut loose... Apparently took lessons from a Mr Gatton... :eek:
     
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  4. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I was just looking for tone examples for when i order my Esquire pickup and found this vid.......Yes, i think i should like mine to sound like this please!;)
     
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Any ideas on specs yet? Alnico 3 I'm assuming. I read some of those Esquires were wound pretty hot.
     
  6. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I'm gonna order it from Don Mare, flat A3 poles around 8 or 9k ohms. I'm gonna have the stock mudswitch too but im gonna tweak the caps to make it more useful. I just got this nice Wilkenson bridge from Caleb so this is what i have so far. Screenshot_2019-08-20-08-02-18-1.png
    I was thinking Gretsch orange but i might just do an amber tint clear.
     
  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    The knotty pine looks cool.
     
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  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    That is gonna be cool. #42 or 43 Plain Enamel, no wax potting?
     
  9. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Yep, check out his site, he does some cool stuff.
     
  10. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    ...and he never mentioned what amp he was using.
     
  11. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Low powered Tweed Twin.
     
  12. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    I can‘t stop recommending the Barfuss 1953 pickup:

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    • Alnico III
    • Plain enamel wire AWG 42
    • Copper baseplate
    • ca. 7 kO
    that‘s strictly wound like a 1953 original, compared side by side. Amazing sophisticated tone. A time machine!
     
  13. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    What a glorious sound.
     
  14. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Who needs more than one pickup? Seriously.
     
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  15. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    OMGOSH!!!! The unicorn exists!!!....That is the most glorious thing I have ever heard....and possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen
    This is a perfect example of why the Tele is "the one guitar to rule them all"
    I had chills listening to that guitar sing:):):)
     
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  16. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    I watched this vid to get me pumped for my 52/53 Esquire tribute that I built and ended up giving to my late friend and fellow player. Lightweight ash body that was hell to grain fill. The lacquer sunk into the grain pretty fast, which was nice actually.

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  17. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
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  18. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    I'd like to know which one because it sounded good to me. I was thinking tweed because it did have some of the character of my 5e3. It just sounded a little cleaner though.
     
  19. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    529
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Please educate me. What is a low powered Tweed Twin? Can a blackface be turned into one? Mine is very, very loud.
     
  20. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    5E8 Tweed Twin. Still a big burly amp but know as the low power twin.
     
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