#1
So, this is my new "Esquire":


It's got a million different parts from a million different places, and it's undergone several different incarnations, but this one is by far my favorite. The pickup is a GFS Neovin Overwound Noiseless. http://store.guitarfetish.com/neporonobrpi.html It's basically the centerpiece of this guitar's tone. Although the website says it sounds mostly like a P90, I'd say this is 100% Tele. Only, it's that and more- it's gotta be the punchiest sound I've heard out of a Tele. It doesn't even have a string through body design, it's straight through the bridge. I think this may have something to do with the guitar's circuitry. Under the hole-less control plate is just a concealed 500k volume pot. That's all.

My main concept with this guitar was to force the user to rely on playing style and amp tone to shape the tone of the guitar- not onboard electronics. Kind of like how one can pick up an acoustic guitar and obviously not change any settings and be able to play virtually any style of music just by playing the instrument differently. With no knobs and only one pickup, the effect is achieved. And I will say that this guitar is INCREDIBLY versatile. With the right settings I can play jazz licks, Paisley-esque licks, Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Nirvana, it goes on and on and on.

I'm definitely glad to have built this guitar- which I was able to do with roughly $200 in parts. It says something when you build such a minimalistic guitar for that much and decide to sell your $400 Epiphone Dot because you don't need it.

EDIT: GAH! I'm an idiot, I almost forgot clips! here you go:
http://www.mediafire.com/?nzwjwy2njzd
http://www.mediafire.com/?zwmwjtzkmmw
http://www.mediafire.com/?awoy4jzncdm
http://www.mediafire.com/?iwujhwobjzq
Epiphone Dot
DIY Esquire w/Neovin Power Rock pickup
Vox AC30VR 212
Arion MTE-1 (LED clipping diodes added)
Vox Tonelab LE
Roland SDE1000 delay

Quote by DaMarsbarPerson
By high-gain I don't mean stupid stuff. I just mean styles like Motley Crue or Iron Maiden
Last edited by MortifiedLizard at Jul 4, 2010,
#3
Quote by Ippon
Congrats! You also need an Esquire-style PG to hide that neck route.


I'm gonna find a cheap one online soon, the store I go to can get them direct from Fender for... wait for it... $50. No way I'm paying that for a freakin pickguard!
Epiphone Dot
DIY Esquire w/Neovin Power Rock pickup
Vox AC30VR 212
Arion MTE-1 (LED clipping diodes added)
Vox Tonelab LE
Roland SDE1000 delay

Quote by DaMarsbarPerson
By high-gain I don't mean stupid stuff. I just mean styles like Motley Crue or Iron Maiden
#4
I think it's funny that you have an ultra-minimalist guitar, and you plug it into a board with like, a million effects on it.

Not ragging on you. I'm just sayin'.
#5
Hahaha, spoken like someone who doesn't like multi-fx! Just kidding, but seriously with this board you can only use 4 "effects" at one time, and I rarely use any other than an overdrive, delay, and reverb. Maybe a trem once in a while. And then you have your amp models obviously. But man I try not to use this board as a way to tack on cheesy novelties. My tone tends to be very traditionalist (check out the clips in the OP) and I don't even use half of the stuff on that pedal.
Epiphone Dot
DIY Esquire w/Neovin Power Rock pickup
Vox AC30VR 212
Arion MTE-1 (LED clipping diodes added)
Vox Tonelab LE
Roland SDE1000 delay

Quote by DaMarsbarPerson
By high-gain I don't mean stupid stuff. I just mean styles like Motley Crue or Iron Maiden
Last edited by MortifiedLizard at Jul 5, 2010,