Month: June 2012

A week on…

A little update on Esquire #1 after a week of living/playing. I’m still very happy with it! I’m used to my US Std partscaster at 8 1/2 lbs, so I thought the very light Esquire may feel like a toy. Not so. The weight is fantastic, and the guitar is well balanced. Like the US […]


6lbs 12oz

The main picture was taken in natural light, the detail pictures under artificial daylight bulbs. The detail pictures are a better representation of the colour. Please excuse the fingermarks! So what have I learned? Most importantly, plan ahead. I could easily have finished the entire guitar in 3 weeks if I had been more focused […]


Final assembly

The teaser pic in the previous entry is showing marking the hardware for hole placement. You know the saying “measure twice, cut once”? Well I must have measured and moved and re-taped half a dozen times before marking. In fact I did it in 2 steps – I drilled and fitted the pickguard first, then […]