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Possible fake Japanese telecaster

Discussion in 'Forum Problems & Issues' started by Oldguitardaz, Sep 26, 2018.

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  1. Oldguitardaz

    Oldguitardaz TDPRI Member

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Glasgow
    hey folks this is my first post on this forum. I’ve just swapped a guitar for a Japanese telecaster and I think it might be a fake. The serial doesn’t have made in Japan above it and I always knew it to say either made in Japan or crafted in Japan above the serial. The serial on the guitar dates it as a 1995 model. The guitar looks good and even plays well. It says made in Japan on the headstock beneath telecaster.

    Please help folks
     

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  2. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2012
    Bristol UK
    More photos would be helpful.
     
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  3. Blrfl

    Blrfl Tele-Meister

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    May 3, 2018
    Northern Virginia
    Fender lists that serial number as being a Geddy Lee Jazz Bass.
     

  4. beagle

    beagle Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2010
    Yorkshire
    1995 Japanese Fenders don't show up on the database. The ones that have Made In Japan on the headstock don't have it on the neck heel. Nothing to suggest it's a fake.
     

  5. jondanger

    jondanger Friend of Leo's

    Jan 27, 2011
    Charm City, MD
    Yeah, headstock especially.
     

  6. Oldguitardaz

    Oldguitardaz TDPRI Member

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Glasgow
    Yeah sorry here’s some more 41E824FB-6D03-4398-8A29-DC65C1F0A6D6.jpeg 71FF2638-90BF-4EEE-8D8E-7273B05DAC01.jpeg image.jpg 41E824FB-6D03-4398-8A29-DC65C1F0A6D6.jpeg 71FF2638-90BF-4EEE-8D8E-7273B05DAC01.jpeg
     

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  7. Oldguitardaz

    Oldguitardaz TDPRI Member

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Glasgow

    Yeah it says made in Japan on the headstock. I’m taking that as a positive and you can’t stop me
     

  8. beagle

    beagle Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2010
    Yorkshire
    It's a MIJ Standard. It looks very nice, enjoy it. Welcome to the forum.
     
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  9. Oldguitardaz

    Oldguitardaz TDPRI Member

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Glasgow
    You absolutely sure I’m only asking because I’m absolutely bricking it
     

  10. beagle

    beagle Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2010
    Yorkshire
    Yeah I'm sure. I'm sitting here playing a 95 T MIJ Strat...
     
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  11. Oldguitardaz

    Oldguitardaz TDPRI Member

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Glasgow
    Thanks for the help buddy. Relieved is an understatement
     
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