Did Fender produce a 60’s style Tele with two string trees in 2019 (or is this fake) ?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by moonman2, May 22, 2020.

  1. moonman2

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    Just spotted this partscaster for sale on my local ads.
    It has an obvious CV 60’s (double bound) body (as advertised), but the seller claims that it’s a new Fender neck.
    It looks legit, but the second string tree makes me unsure.
    Was there a model like this in 2019 ?
     
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    More photos are needed: the neck pocket, the neck end. If you want to pull the trigger, the seller should show you these two pics.

    It’s not hard to install a second string tree, and people do weird things.
     
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    if they bought a 'new' new fender neck, they don't come with any string trees/hardware, so I'm not sure you are going to be able to make any judgement on that.
     
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    Thanks for the replies (help) guys.
    However, more specifically, was there a (factory made) 60’s model that had two string trees in 2019 ?
    (I appreciate that another could of possibly been added by an individual owner after purchasing it).
     
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    Why do you think the neck is from a 60s model? Because of the decal?

    Fender's choice of decals is often confusing to me.

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    do any MX necks come without a truss rod plug?....
     
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    It’s a whole lot easier to add a second string tree than it is to fake a whole guitar. Just sayin.
     
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    Could be a Classic 60s or a 60s Baja neck. I think you can buy those necks separate and they come without tuners or string trees, so someone could have had their own ideas about where to locate the string trees. Neck heel stamps would be real helpful in verifying that though.

    In my experience, fake necks are very rarely heel adjust like this one. High end (Allparts, USACG, Musikraft) necks rarely have that high gloss poly finish. The logo looks right to me as well. Leaning towards it being legit, but neck heel photos would help.
     
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    This headstock is from a Baja '60s Tele. Everything in the pic you posted looks legit and in place. I'd wager the second tree was added later. Odd that a serial # search doesn't turn up any results though.
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    Ask for pictures of the heel. If it's a classic 60 neck sold as just a neck it will have a Fender stamp.
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    Not made in Mexico at least.

    Maybe you should ask the vendor what he means by new neck. You can always email or call Fender with the serial number as well
     
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    Whether that is a 60's factory replacement neck or a new guitar "take-off", the second string tree is not original. Fender does not install the G-D string tree on any of their 60's style Telecasters, USA, MIM or MIJ. If there are two string trees on a 60's reissue Telecaster it has been added after manufacture, regardless of country of origin.

    Edited to add: There may be rare exceptions, of course, but this is the general rule and is supported by every catalog listing that I have ever seen.
     
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    Fender guitar dater project says 2019 or 2020 production no:93770
    Mexico Whether it true or not that is what i found.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys.
     
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    The neck looks fine, and the extra string tree was on a lot of old Fenders from the factory.

    It's a legit Mex neck. Play it and have fun.
     
  19. BobbyMac

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    quoted from above,

    "the extra string tree was on a lot of old Fenders from the factory."

    Two string trees on Fender guitars from the factory first appeared in the early 70's. I never saw anything from the factory with two string trees before then.
     
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