Anyone think this is legit? Jeff Beck Esquire

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by guycalleddave, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. t guitar floyd

    t guitar floyd Tele-Holic

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    Yeah . . . and the Fender engraved on the plate . . . AND (the elephant in the room)
    Mother of Toilet Seat pick guard. :twisted:
     
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  2. guycalleddave

    guycalleddave Tele-Meister

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    they ended up taking the guitar down after I questioned its authenticity.
     
  3. Paul Jenkin

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    That probably answers that, then.....
     
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    I bet that beauty has perfect intonation! :eek:

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    The pickup looks like it has been put in there with a crow bar
     
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    They took it down. Makes you go hmmmmmmm!

    If I recall, those weren't cheap when they were available. I'd only buy a used Custom Shop from a reputable dealer or a local seller where I could inspect the guitar and play it.

    It's too much $$$ to take a chance over the internet.
     
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    Look at the end of the neck.
    Round...not straight as a Tele normally is..fake POS!
     
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    I think it means all the illegal knock offs will now be non-fake:D:D:D
     
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    Looks like a Strat pickup to me.
     
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    Yeah it could be
    whatever it is it looks like it does not belong in there the high E & B pole is so off line with them strings the saddle setup is not doing it any favors either
     
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    Whatever the origin of this guitar actually is (legit or not), that is one of the worst relic jobs I've ever seen.

    I think what we're beginning to see is that there was a period a few years ago, and maybe still continuing in places, where people were overdoing relics and doing them badly. You know the type of guitar I mean: all kinds of unnatural looking "wear" patterns on the fretboard and body, obvious sandpapering of the finish, screwdriver divots in the top of the body, fake buckle rash, overuse of lacquer, etc.

    Pretty soon it should be easy to identify guitars of this period if it isn't already. Fast-forward to 2030 or so: "oh look at this listing. It's another oughties/teens/early 21st century RELIC guitar."
     
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