My new Esquire Project

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Stefan, May 22, 2020.

  1. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Something’s going on:

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    Body is finished. Today I‘ve applied the first coat of vintage honey oil on the fat neck:
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    Second coat tomorrow, followed by some wear marks. This neck gets an oil finish, burnished to a lacquer-like density. Tru oil on the headstock and the neckstock, back of the neck barewood. Stay tuned!
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    Tight!
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    Tadeo taper...
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    Soon more!
     
  2. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    728
    Sep 4, 2009
    uk
    Beautiful work. What pickup are you planning? I'm about to install a Nocaster so I'm curious
     
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  3. Stonepicking

    Stonepicking Gretschie

    257
    Sep 14, 2018
    Portsmouth uk
    That's great work. I've always wanted an esquire.
     
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  4. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Thanks!
    I prefer David Barfuss Pickups, he‘s wiring little pieces of art by hand. Nevertheless I‘ve heard good reviews about the CS Nocasterpickups. There are so many real good pickups on the market...
     
  5. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    To me they are the ultimate guitars.
     
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    It's coming along nicely
     
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  7. Stonepicking

    Stonepicking Gretschie

    257
    Sep 14, 2018
    Portsmouth uk
    I've had more Teles than anything but never an esquire for some reason. Everytime I hear one It always catches my ear though.
     
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  8. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Looking GOOD.

    Another Esquire........I'm jealous!
     
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  9. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    63
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Better get some rags ready. Tony Sims will be along any minute to drool all over it.
     
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  10. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Electromatic

    46
    Jan 22, 2019
    Colorado
    Wow that's classy. Love me some esquires (or single pickup guitars in general). That's going to be a really nice looking guitar and should play amazing.
     
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  11. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Rags may work for Tony, but this old fart needs Depends looking at Stefan's Esquires. Lol
     
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  12. Scott

    Scott Country Gent

    Age:
    55
    Jun 27, 2008
    Winston-Salem, NC
    If it wasn't for my 6120s, Esquires would probably be all I'd use...
     
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  13. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Stefan, you really have a beautiful way of patiently putting together absolutely stellar T-Style guitars. I seriously may beg you one day to build me one of your confections.
     
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  14. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
  15. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

    Age:
    37
    853
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    Cool!

    Esquire is high on my list of maybe-later-someday stuff to get. Because ... I won't have to justify this around here, because ... who doesn't like them?

    Anyway, it is cool, looks promising and would certainly look great next to the Thinline that makes me horny whenever I see her...
     
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  16. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Great project... can't wait to see the finished product! This one photo seems to reveal some finish checking on the body. I'm curious how you induced that? Can you please share another image or two of that checking? (I love finish checking on Nitro!)
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  17. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Ha! Never mind... just found your other thread about the finish on this project!
     
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  18. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I absolutely love the looks of Esquires. My problem, I love the tone from a neck pickup on a Tele, ya I’m weird....No Esquire for me. :(
     
  19. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Still unsure how far to go with the neck aging...I know, that’s a real first world problem :rolleyes:
    Put on wear marks? Darken the back of the neck? Give the hole neck a handful of Truoil-coats and sand off at the back of the neck? Questions...:mad:
     
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  20. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Hard call. I like real play wear myself, but you have several works of art, and I can see adding wear to the neck right off the bat.

    Nevermind. Do this one with wear, and your next Esquire NOS! LOL
     
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