Can anyone tell me who made this body?

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  1. DC Vater

    DC Vater TDPRI Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I bought this guitar at a pawnshop. I'm convinced the body is a one piece. It's 1 3/4 inches thick. It came with a Classic Vibe 50s neck.
     

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    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    You are convinced the body is one piece, but won't post the pix that would let us determine that. Not the right subjects pictured, not enough resolution.

    It almost certainly is not. Pretty sure I see a fairly evident seam line in two of the pix, but they are so small and unsharp that I can't say for sure. Show us a high resolution, sharp photo of the back.

    In the end, it doesn't matter anyhow. The number of pieces used to make a body is irrelevant beyond the cosmetic.
     
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  3. Rufustelestrats

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    Just as aside it would be better if you could make the photos smaller and more difficult to see. Just saying
     
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    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    I won't "snap" at you about it, but I can't tell from your pictures either. I'm sure you're just interested in your new guitar's background, but, as EsquireOK says, it really doesn't matter. I've had two and three piece bodies, as well as plywood, and they all have sounded great. I suspect that's NOT a Fender body, based simply on the output jack plate, but then one of my Telecasters is genuine Fender, and I put a "football"-shaped plate on it.
    I hope the guitar plays well and sounds good.....that's what matters. ;)
     
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    Milspec Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Looks like a Mighty Mite to me. The lack of painting in the cavaties and the stencil in the neck pocket makes me think so anyway.
     
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    Okay be polite. This is a newer member. I can't seem to find anything similar on the body. But that serial number is running up the score in the neck pocket! I am going with a mass produced Asian market body that someone slapped the neck on. But my question is....how does that neck fit the body? No shims or shaving the neck heel? Does it play well? Sometimes you don't have to know if you have a playable guitar for a decent price. Play on!
     
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    None of that stuff matters. You're gonna sound like you no matter what it is or what you play.
     
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    Thanks. It plays great and the body is light weight. I didn't think it was a Squire body. Sorry for the small pics. I will need shielding under the pickguard.
     
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    Thanks. I'll check it out.
     
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    sorry, I didn't mean for that to happen.
     
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    Fender Deluxe Nashville pre-2016. Swimming pool rout is a characteristic of the Nashville and the hole in the neck pocket is normal for Mexican Fenders.
    53141 is the Fender part number for the Sunburst. Highly unlikely it's one piece, will be several in a sandwich.

    Like this one

    Tele_DL_Nashville_old.jpg
     
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    Bingo bango!
     
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    Thanks, That's it. I think you're right about not being a one piece but the match is perfect. Were the bodies laminated?
     
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    That Cal Webway Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    It's not one piece

    I'm seeing at least one seam,
    joined near where the bass E string goes through the body
     
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    Picture of stacks of Telecaster bodies in the Fender factory.

    Tele_body_blanks.jpg
     
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    mmmulti pieces, but none are sandwiched that I see.
     
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