This is a 1957 (8/57) Telecaster body that I’ve owned for some time.
One of my main stage guitar with a 1956 Esquire neck on it.
It was painted black when I got it.
While trying to remove the black, it was apparent that there was blonde underneath.
So, about halfway through, we stopped , cause I liked the black/white “spotiness”.
No routes , mods, funny business.
Fast forward to 2020.
I bought a small collection & included was a 54 blackguard Esquire body w/ a Strat neck, so....... my 56 Esquire neck resides on it now.
I sent the body to Dan Shinn at Lays to remove the rest of the black finish (it’s a bitch to do!)
It’s now down to the blonde (which may or may not be original & bare wood in spots.
Looks great the way it sits, or ready for a refin.
Alder body weighs 4lbs 12 oz.
Original body date , ferrules & jack retainer are intact.
These almost never come up for sale unless they’re “boogered” !!!
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