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Hi folks . Up in Scotland Not a complete guitar noob used to have a Yamaha Pacifica when I was about 17 , sold it after a couple of years to fund a set of decks and hadn't touched a guitar since until last week .

The father in-law invited me up to his man cave where he has amassed a collection of nice guitars over lockdown . A 60s Gibson Les Paul that someone gave him , an American Stratocaster , a fender bass to go with the squire strat he already had . I asked for a shot he says any 1 but the Gibson .

I grab the fender strat and even though I can't play for shit just holding this fender and strumming it was a thrill and now I want my own guitar . The plan is to make myself a replica of Syd Barretts mirrored esquire but the budget is quite small do it won't be a real 62 esquire that's for sure . Any suggestions welcome . Thanks . Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good evening, Scott , and ...

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No suggestions except... Go for it..! B|

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23 hours ago, Arnold Layne said:

A 60s Gibson Les Paul that someone gave him

Nice.

Welcome to the forum and good luck with the build!

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On 18/05/2021 at 02:32, Arnold Layne said:

The plan is to make myself a replica of Syd Barretts mirrored esquire but the budget is quite small do it won't be a real 62 esquire that's for sure . Any suggestions welcome.

Below a certain level of expenditure, you'll either have more work to do or have to make compromises.  Probably the easiest way is to buy a Chinese made Squier tele from an online retailer and modify it to your taste. All the correct wood is already there and the hard stuff like fretslots and neck pockets will have been done for you for less cost than it might cost to have a luthier do one of those jobs by itself.

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