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    On the Bench at Reilander...

    I figured I should start a thread here showing the projects that cross my bench.

    1953 Esquire Tele pickup. Read about the repair at https://reilandercustomguitar.com/19...pickup-repair/



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    Single coil rewinds $75 USD

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    Thats a really cool repair work!

    I've been wondering about Esquires and the pickups they have. It is also one of my options for my thinline, I want to pull out the neck and just do bridge since Im only on the bridge anway for the thinline.. whats the output for this one?

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    Wow, that must be a valuable pickup...

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsallintheblues View Post
    Thats a really cool repair work!

    I've been wondering about Esquires and the pickups they have. It is also one of my options for my thinline, I want to pull out the neck and just do bridge since Im only on the bridge anway for the thinline.. whats the output for this one?

    This one measured in at 6.96K

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mreilander View Post
    This one measured in at 6.96K
    Interesting. I thought Esquire pickups were kind of hot, like those in the Broadcasters.. I must have mixed up my info or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsallintheblues View Post
    Interesting. I thought Esquire pickups were kind of hot, like those in the Broadcasters.. I must have mixed up my info or something.
    It's a common misconception that there were different pickups for tele's and esquire's. The lead pickups for both tele's and esquire's were wound with 43 awg until somewhere in 51/52, producing pickups that read a DCR of between 9.5k to as high as 11.9k. Somewhere in 52, they switched to 42awg, producing pickups between 6.5k to 7.8k. That being said, there was the odd 53 that had a pickup which was manufactured earlier, but they are few and far between.

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    I initially read the thread title as:
    On the Beach at Reilander...
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    You have a beach too, Mike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    You have a beach too, Mike?
    A whole personal island

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    That Esquire pickup's gorgeous. I like the grey rope look.....Something really vintage-looking about it.
    "I know just enough to be dangerous....."

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