I agree with you that Bull would be nicer I suppose than BS, but keep in mind, those are just two letters "BS". I did not spell out any vulgar words.
But from now on in regards to your posts I will call Bull and not BS.
That said, it is unlikely that you have a TV Front Pro with a factory installed field coil speaker. Please post a photo of it.
Again, I suppose anything is possible, but Fender stopped using field coil speakers with the Woodies. The Woodie Pro in the picture I posted has a field coil speaker.
Wally, here is what you wrote: "I am told that the measurements on the ebay cabinet mirror a Woody amp."
I do not see the word "certain" in there.
Yes there are similarities between the auction cab and real Woodies. The handles are similar, and they are both made of wood. That's about it.
"IT is established that indeed Fender Elect. Inst. Co. did on rare occassions build one-off amps. We have discussed one of them here...the 5F6A Bassman head and cabinet amp....obviously custom-built one-off and accepted as genuine. Dick Dale's work with Leo Fender led to what were initially a custom-built reverb unit and the Showman amp. Sure, they went into production, but the customer was the driving force with a personal request for such equipment."
Wally, this has been gone over before. Yes, Fender did "one offs" and experimental models. But they ALL look like Fenders made by Fender, using Fender construction techniques and materials. Nobody doubts the 5F6A head and cab because they look exactly like a Fender 5F6A made as a head and cab, complete with Fender logos etc.
The cab in the auction on the other hand, looks nothing like anything Fender built, past present or future. The materials are not right, especially with the Phillips screws and washers in the front of the baffle, and more importantly the construction techniques look absolutely like nothing that Fender ever did.
Whether the "mystery expert" has 30 years experience or 130 years experience, his opinion is meaningless unless he his willing to put his name on his appraisal, and lists the details about the auction cab that lead him to his opinion. Aside from that, his opinion is no more credible than the dealer's. This "it's authentic because I say so" nonsense is simply meaningless.
Have you noticed that the people who say the cab is bogus, like Gerald Weber, can list off the reasons why they say that it's bogus, but the people who say it's authentic can only say "it's authentic because I say so"? Think about it.