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Old January 20th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Headstock decal placement

did I get this wrong? does it look phony? I just put it on there in a place that looked good to me. but now as I look at pics of 50's Fenders (I was going a for a '55 look with this one), I have not seen one that looks like this. usually the decal is farther forward, so that the "r" in Fender is right by the little string guide thing. or the "telecaster" is right by the edge of the headstock.

after I put a few coats of lacquer on it, the edges of the decal weren't visible.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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this is just one, but they are all different
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Old January 20th, 2007, 11:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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looks fine
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Old January 21st, 2007, 01:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok...brutally honest? Left-to-right looks fine. It looks a little further north than I'm used to seeing. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure the originals are hand applied so I there's variation in the originals out there too.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 09:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This pic is my '52 Ri's headstock....



This pic is my '50's Classic headstock

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Old January 21st, 2007, 10:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What sort of neck is that, as a matter of interest? Just kinda looks a little "fat" somehow.....

The positioning looks fine though - as long as it doesn't interfere with your string tree...
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Old January 21st, 2007, 11:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Looks fine to me too, I waited until I put the tree on though.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 01:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old January 21st, 2007, 02:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Gotta read the owner's manual again. I could swear there was somethin' in there like, "Please refrain from using your headstock as a paint stirrer."
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Old January 21st, 2007, 04:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old January 21st, 2007, 09:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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thanks all, for the feedback. i'm loving this guitar. about a month after putting it together (in November) it became #1. it was my first tele project.

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What sort of neck is that, as a matter of interest? Just kinda looks a little "fat" somehow...
It's a warmoth neck and body. the neck is a 1 piece maple, vintage modern. i bought it used, so i'm not sure what the 'contour' was. i forgot to ask dude about that. it looks fatter than it feels.

edit: oops, ok, I know what you mean now. in the top picture the headstock is angled away from the camera, making the neck look wide. looks ok in the bottom picture, eh?
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