The Before on My 1957 Fender Esquire
April 17, 2020
After playing a 1955 Strat owned by my steel playing friend, Bill McCumber, a 1955 Tele owned by Charlie Daughtry, and a 1958 Telecaster, owned by Dan Strain, I knew that the mid 50's, soft V necked Telecaster was the guitar for me. I felt like one was really out of my reach, until J.D. Simo informed me that an Esquire from that era would be less expensive, especially if it had a body refin. So the search began. After years of searching, this popped up on Reverb.com on October 30, 2020. Below are the photos from the original listing from Guitar Gallery of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
As the restoration process proceeds, there will be more posts. Nick at Glaser instruments is handling the refret. Dan Strain the refin, and Ron Ellis is rehabbing the original 1957 bridge pickup.