Identifying Guitar. Replica or Non Replica

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  1. buyoq

    buyoq TDPRI Member

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    Hi guys
    Just to check. Someone wanted to sell me a Squier Telecaster Deluxe (price is not bad actually) but things that makes me wonder is the headstock. It seems like it's a Custom headstock and not the Deluxe.and the decal of course.When i asked him about it, he just told me "oh this one is called Telecaster Deluxe Custom"

    I dont have proper pic of the guitar but here goes. (bridge pup has been changed to Seymour Duncan though)

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    what do u guys think ?
     

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  2. shupe13

    shupe13 Tele-Holic

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    I've seen several. Cool guitars.

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  3. LooseJack

    LooseJack Tele-Meister

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    Looks legit
     
  4. TeleTucson

    TeleTucson Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    It seems that, to go the the effort of creating a good fake, you might as well shoot for something with a high price point! Not a snob comment, my Squier Classic Vibe 50's Tele is one of my go-to favorites.

    So are we really in an era where people are scamming with faked Squiers? :oops:
     
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    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

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    Bridge pickup has been replaced, otherwise it's a Squier Tele Custom I.
     
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  6. shupe13

    shupe13 Tele-Holic

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    Now it's a custom Custom.

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    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

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    When buying a guitar in person I don't really care what's on the headstock.. If I like it Ibuy it
    I don't think it happens here in the states but abroad it's a different market...
     
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    warrent Friend of Leo's

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    Mad Kiwi Friend of Leo's

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    This.

    Nothing wrong with it otherwise. Owned one for a long time.

    Really liked the not thin neck.
     
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    I couldn't really see someone going to the trouble of faking a Squier. They're for playing, not collecting. If it plays well get it.
     
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  11. buyoq

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    thanks guys !
     
  12. boris bubbanov

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    Yeah, that's legit. Everything looks to be well in order.

    But, you probably need to replace the nut. I've replaced the nut on 39 of these Indonesian Squiers. Just too soft IMO.

    https://spacklehoss.com/squier51nutjob/index.html

    This tutorial is not new, but it is great!
     
  13. Fuelish

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    I'm sure....there are way more than few fake Epis out there, and , really, it's a lot easier to pass a fake $20 bill than a fake $1000 bill. It sucks, but, yeah, I'm sure there are some fake Squiers out there....NOT that I am inferring anything pertaining to the OPs guitar, I don't have the working knowledge of Squiers to recognize a fake...but am pretty sure I'd spot a fake Epi LP, as well as Chibson LPs
     
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    Rufustelestrats Tele-Holic

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    Well seems legit, but then what do I know.
     
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    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

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    I know that model, used to want one but couldn't find one. Seems legit as far as being a Squier. If it's really cheap it could be stolen.
     
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    I also have a custom-custom Squier, since the stock humbuckers were replaced with SD Phat Cats. It sounds so good that I was considering to get a Fender neck to make it more legit. But the stock neck is just not from this world, it plays great, and even have some flame pattern on it. And a Fender neck would probably make it even less legit! :)
     

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    My best score was a Trini Lopez Custom at the Houston GC. Neither I nor the GC salesman had ever seen one before. It just came off unpaid lay away. Not a super deal like the OP, but for $400 it worked out well. Karma struck a decade or so later when my ex left the garage open and it was stolen. Really miss that guitar.
     
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    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

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    That's cool, that guitar was also available with Fender P90s, the only difference being the pickguard and pickups, although it was also available in a white finish.
     
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    I wouldn't be so sure about spotting fakes anymore. The early Chibsons were easy to spot, but they've come a long way. Quality used to be a joke, but you can actually spec just about whatever you want now and even get a picture of the exact part/guitar you're buying. They're starting to do amps and effects, too. I bought a real nice BFPR clone chassis set (faceplates, fiber, tag board, etc.) pretty cheap from Thailand off eBay a couple of years ago.
     
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    I would imagine so, as I'm simply going back to when I bought my '05 Epi LP...am sure the fakes have gotten "better" ... I'm done buying guitars, I tell myself... my recent acquisition of a '65 Harmony H15 is the end of my quest, for now...it's legit
     
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