52 esquire???? need help identifying

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  1. bmblebeetuna

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  2. ScottJPatrick

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    Nice looking guitar but a '52 Esquire? sorry but no.
     
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    You'll need handwriting analysis on that.
    I've only seen one date code on any body, not three? As if someone really wanted to make sure you knew it was a '52 no matter where you looked. The masking tape looks less than a year old...

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    I have spent long enough looking at the Nacho book to say that none of those pictures look like any 52 in there

    Have you bought this?
     
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    It seems to me there is not even a single thing right for an authentic vintage blackguard.

    First post and not a word apart from the title... Is it even serious?
     
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    I have to ask. What makes you think it's a 52 esquire? Given the shots you posted don't even show a Fender Esquire decal clearly.
     
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    Forum post as performance art?
     
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    Maybe it’s a test to see if any of us tele aficionados are buying that it’s a real 52?
     
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    How does it play?
     
  10. Piggy Stu

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    Doesn't seem a polite way to join a group?

    Seems more like a practical joke to put up a 9.5 radius with humbuckers in it and ask if it is a 52
     
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    like a '52 dream what with the vintage '52 hot rail in the bridge...
     
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    Fake news....

    however it is a little worrisome that someone tried to make that appear to be made in '52 by the pencil markings...
     
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    Look at that masking tape! Look at the fret markers!

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    That far back in time you can check for the nail holes used on the body for painting. From my view, the paint looks too shiny for a 67 year old guitar.
     
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    The only thing that would make it more suspect is the date being 02/30/52. :p
     
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    Hi, @bmblebeetuna. It's not a '52 Fender of any type. Any more info to share on this guitar?
     
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    well I just bought it for 400 just researching it, I thought it looked too new to be a 52, I have more pics I figured it wasn't real but why would someone fake it then sell it for 400
     
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    I know for sure the wiring harness isn't original it says switch craft on the input jack. I appreciate the responses. I'm new to online forums
     
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    has anyone ever seen initials on the inside of control knobs? same initials on the rest of it android blake holly pics 195.jpg
     
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