Hi all, revamping an ancient thread here. I finally was able to gather a little more info on this guitar but it's still confusing me! lol. Pots appear to be Claristat pots with codes 140141 and 140148. which deciphers to 1951 (if online details are correct) The neck is maple (not maple capped). It has what appears to be the spaghetti logo but it does have "DES 164,227 PAT 2,573,254 2,784,631" under the Telecaster logo. It has the 53-56 era unlabeled, early Klusen tuners with a D shaped neck with the skunk stripe back. Bridge was replaced in the 60's with a somewhat "hot rodded" upgrade but the original is still around (if we can find it!) Neck plate is off a 63 era tele so the serial # is not from this guitar. I hope to pull the front pickup out to check the body cavity over the next few days. I'll post info if I find anything. Neck stampings are either gone or very faded. I'm going to give it another shot at seeing if anything is there as well. I know this guitar was dismantled in the early/mid 60's for a refinish and is why there are some mix match parts. Were replacement headstock decals available then? I always thought the "pat" logos on headstocks were a CBS era thing which makes this more confusing. I'm 90+% certain this is the original neck to the guitar but the decal makes it questionable! Thanks for any additional insight! I'll upload some updated pictures as soon as I can get them loaded onto the PC.