This picture, found on [this fan site](http://www.sydbarrettpinkfloyd.com/2012/11/SydBarrettMirroredEsquire.html), shows Syd Barrett holding his Fender Esquire. This guitar had mirrored discs taped on it, which was all the rage back in the 60's. According to Feel Numb [website](http://www.feelnumb.com/2010/12/16/jimmy-pages-tribute-to-syd-barrett-fender-esquire-with-mirrored-discs/), even Jimmy Page made a hommage to Syd Barrett with the mirrored discs thingy.more
"Dude knows his stuff. And his tone? Fantastic. Utilizing a host of pedals–including a silver box Klon Centaur and an Earthquaker Devices Rainbow Machine–and an older Tone King Meteor powered by a quartet of 6V6s, Benji culled some breath taking sounds out of his choice vintage guitars. He employed a 1951 two-pickup Fender Esquire, a quirky-cool late 50’s Guyatone LG-60 and a vintage Epiphone 12-string."more
"On the album, I have an old Gretsch 6120 that I do a lot of the rhythm tracks with. I also have a ‘51 Esquire that’s on there a lot. Right before the record started, I went through a bit of a Strat phase, and picked up a ‘71 Strat that’s great. There’s also a lot of Les Paul Junior on the record."more
"I have my two staple guitars. One is a 1966 Esquire, which I’ve had for years and years—it’s my first guitar. When I was 15, I bought it in London on Denmark Street [a historic stretch of road known for its music shops and recording studios]. At the time I was real scared that my dad was going to beat the hell out of me for taking a train down to London at 15 and buying a ridiculously expensive guitar with all my pocket money. But I got it cheap because the previous owner had attacked it with a knife. It had a gaping hole near the neck, so I had a guitar tech dig it out and add a humbucker there. That made it kind of my dream Telecaster."more
"I got to Austin and everybody was playing a Strat, me included. I traded a 1959 Esquire for an all-mahogany Sea Foam Green PRS in ’85. I thought it would be something different. I met Paul Reed Smith at a guitar show in ’87, and he gave me the Gold Top that became my main guitar for many years."more
"Then I fell into a 12 string. I had an old Fender Esquire, well, it was a Telecaster body. Nobody knew how old it was because it had been stripped and somebody had done this artwork all over the body and it didn't have one original part on in it. The neck was from the '70s. It was a cool old guitar, but I didn't really use it. The neck had been broken; I dropped it on my parent's steps when I was a kid. The body was probably early '50s, like super early. It was just too feeble to take on the road anymore."more
"I also have a really wonderful 1960 Fender Esquire. It's as minimal as you can get. It's two slabs of wood and a single-coil pickup. But when you have just the right pieces of wood and the right amount of coil on the pickup, then you have something magical. That's my Fender Esquire. I also have some really great acoustic guitars, too. I have a Collings, a Bourgeois, and a couple of nice old Guilds."more
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