Can You Help Identify Code In ‘62 Tele Neck Pocket?

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  1. Architar

    Architar TDPRI Member

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    90948F2E-6079-4883-9BDC-C42F2F119E31.jpeg Hello,
    Does anyone recognize this pencil written code? It reads T-1308 and is not on a piece of applied tape. Rather, it appears to have been penciled on the base coat, then taped over to cover before color coat went on (tape then removed). This is on a Tele with 1/62 penciled neck date. Kind of a mystery.
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  2. rolandson

    rolandson Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Looks like..
    T-1308 to me.





    :D

    Is that written on a piece of tape, or was the tape used to cover the writing during painting?
     
  3. Architar

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    Appears that tape was used to cover the writing before painting. The paint outline looks “toothy” on one end like the piece of masking tape was pulled off a roll with built in cutter.
     
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    Do you know whether the guitar was refinished way back when? I'm not suggesting that this is indicative of such...just wondering out loud

    I've seen so many different variations of Fender practices, each authentic and stuff, such that the fact that there's tape covering pencil marks means nothing in itself.

    But it may to someone else. Are there any other pencil marks in the pickup cavity? And...

    Have you been in touch with Fender? They might surprise you.

    I've a rubber stamped date in the pickup cavity of a 64 Strat that confused everyone I asked...

    ...until a fellow at Fender shared that those would sometimes appear when an instrument was returned to the factory for one reason or another.
     
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