a friend of a friend has his dad's tele just laying around, what is it?

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  1. ben smith

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    he was thinking about selling it, this is the only picture i have got. E5EE5195-07B6-4DA7-902F-44BC9AF2A93A.jpg
     
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    is it a baja? can you get a pic of the back of the headstock?
    you don't usually see butters with a rosewood board.
     
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    I don't think the Baja ever had that headstock logo...
     
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    yeah, the Baja typically uses the older 60's style "spaghetti font" logo and the 50's Baja came with a maple neck/fretboard.

    could be a partscaster, because typically the blackguard style would be a maple fretboard. that's sort of a 70's era headstock logo and has appeared more recently on 70's reissues and such. I would need a whole lot more pictures to even guess, but there's some other folks here who might recognize what's going on. might be 80's era reissue body with recent reissue neck? Or even a Squier CVC body with reissue neck?
     
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    Whatever it is, it looks nice. Find out more, including what this friend wants for it. Remember, there are so many partscasters out there, and it might be really tough to nail down an exact model. Personally, I don't go by models......I want to play a guitar and evaluate what I think of it......and then I rarely agree with the seller's price. But that's just me. ;)
     
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    Looks like a bitser. Non-stock bridge pickup, MIM rosewood neck on a butterscotch body.
     
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    Is that a RW neck? It looks a bit light to me - but it's difficult to tell from a photograph.....
     
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    Dunno, but it will never play in tune with the intonation set like that.
     

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    That's not a Fender neck.
     
  10. ben smith

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    thats what i thought
     
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    the fretboard color looks light to me, and 22 frets on a vintage looking body? black plastic truss hole? and that intonation looks very off. a lot of things seem weird to me about it too but the body looks very nice and well made
     
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    Looks to be a partscaster... logo looks off.
     
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    I notice that the OP is from London, but the electric socket behind the Guitar is not a British one. Is the Guitar in Europe or the USA or someplace else?
     
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    Only thing sure is that it is not a Fender guitar.
     
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    Wow! Keen eye! ;)
     
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    Good Eye

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    Socket is the same as we have in our French house, or at least they were back in January, might have changed by now, house may not even be there for all I know.
     
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    Whatever it is, I like the colour scheme a lot!
     
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    Modern 22-fret neck, 70s decal, 50s pickguard, dome knobs, off-brand pickup... For one, I am sceptical that the decal came on that neck. It could be anything, but I don't think it's a Fender... Parts of it might be.
     
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    It's a 22 fret so that rules out a few things.
     
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