Now The Wait Begins

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by 6124Bassman, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. 6124Bassman

    6124Bassman Synchromatic

    May 20, 2018
    Phoenix, Arizona
    NGD initiated yesterday, but won’t be shipped until Tuesday since the seller is out of town :confused:

    It’s something I’ve been wanting for a long time now, a Custom Shop ‘55 Esquire. 2 tone Sunburst, white pickguard, and maple neck is one of the best combinations on an Esquire in my opinion. Built fully to ‘55 specs so it is straightforward Esquire all the way. That was really important to me since a lot of the custom shops are vintage style with a modern twist. It weighs in at 6.1 pounds so it should be pretty resonant as lighter usually means drier wood which also means tons of resonance :D

    I’ve been a Tele guy but oddly enough haven’t really owned many telecasters (3 total) and haven’t had one for a while now.

    Now it’s time to get my country chicken pickin chops up!

    Couple pics, but I’ll post more once it gets here in an updated thread!



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  2. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I love that guitar....Congratulations
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  3. 6124Bassman

    6124Bassman Synchromatic

    May 20, 2018
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Thank you!
  4. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Congrats. I would love to own a CS Esquire.

    Enjoy it.
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  5. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Gretschie

    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Congrats dude. May your twang be the thang.
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  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Spectacular, congrats 6124B !
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  7. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

    Apr 23, 2020
    Nice axe. I need something like that for slide guitar.
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  8. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Country Gent

    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    Sweet, I'd love one of those.

    Looks to have a nice meaty neck?
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  9. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Wow, that is a beaut! Awesome!
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  10. 6124Bassman

    6124Bassman Synchromatic

    May 20, 2018
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Thats exactly what I’m looking for, TWANG!

    I believe it does, but I get along with all shapes of necks. I prefer chunky though so that would be great
  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    That`s what I would buy when looking for the coolest Tele (if I only had the means).
    Esquies rule!
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  12. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Have you done Custom Shop before? I've had a few over the years, and they do not disappoint.
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  13. 6124Bassman

    6124Bassman Synchromatic

    May 20, 2018
    Phoenix, Arizona
    THE best guitar I ever played was a custom shop telecaster, which beat all the other guitars I have played including several real ‘59 strats and a ‘53 blackguard telecaster. That custom shop was just so resonant and full of life. I only owned it for about a week because I was in the middle of a trading frenzy. That is what influenced me to go for a custom shop. I was blown away with that last one.
  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats Bassman!

    That looks like it's going to play and feel superb,that neck looks so inviting!
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  15. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats, you're going to enjoy that one.
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  16. SAguitar

    SAguitar Gretschie

    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    You have arrived! This will be a whole new plateau.
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  17. 6124Bassman

    6124Bassman Synchromatic

    May 20, 2018
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Here’s a couple more pics!



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  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, that is a nice one!
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