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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    yeah i live in sweden now well spotted, it's my girlfriends sisters boyfriends dads guitar who he has no contact with, which made me wonder when it was from?
     
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    yeah rosewood with that finish is actually lovely
     
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    So your third cousin removed? :confused:
     
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    I agree.

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    I'm thinking "guitar-in-law"...?
     
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    Looks more like the "Honey Blonde" than BSB.
     
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    Can you explain? I’m curious. Some of you guys are so sharp on this stuff.
     
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    There are a couple of visual clues, but I'd prefer not to list them. Counterfeiters have plenty of searchable online resources without my contribution here -- I won't help them build better fakes.
     
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    a complete stranger to me **** knows, me and my girlfriend are not married so he is no relation
     
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    I agree with others here this is not an authentic production Fender. It may have parts from various Fender guitars, may or may not have a logo applied to a non-production neck and may even have Fender pickups. But not a production Fender. This is one of the reasons I'm not a fan of putting a Fender logo on a partscaster.

    That said, it may be a very nice guitar. Just represent it for what it is and sell it at an appropriate partscaster value, say $200 - $600 depending. Partscasters are like mixed-breed dogs. Some of the very best come from mixed lineages.
     
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    Certainly a partscaster. That's not a Fender neck that I'm aware of ever existing, pickups are from some other make, bridge looks like Squier or budget kit make, and the pickguard doesn't quite follow the horn curvature correctly. All that said, thing could be an outstanding guitar as others have mentioned. Definitely a "play it and see" kind of machine.
     
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    ill try get some more photos, my girl was at this house today and took a quick pic, i'm asking you seasoned types because if i find out what it is i shall tell this guy what it is so he doesn't try and sell something not legit, i'm not a fan of fakes either.
     
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    Headstock looks strangely narrow and that sure looks like a Pau Ferro fretboard.
     
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    Very pretty. My favorite color combination. But looks like a Pau Ferro fretboard, no?

    EDIT: Sorry, didn't read the above posts. Bad habit.
     
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    in response to the actual question. What he can get for it if he sells it. Good luck as it appears not to be a genuine fender product, and has a crap setup.
     
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    It is definately a genuine Telecaster 70s blackguard BSB mystery series :rolleyes:.
     
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    Plastic truss plug and pair of string trees looks like an Indonesian Squier except the 12th fret dots are too far apart -- as if made in a Samick China factory more used to making Epiphone models.

    So either a directly ordered fake or a brand trying to be the same and then the owner swapped the headstock logo.

    Check the Alibaba site for Tele style guitars and you may find it.

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