Erm anyone has this on ther US standard

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  1. kelster3000

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    I owned my 2008 US standard since new, never bothered me as after trying out loads of teles this one just spoke to me and felt/sounded right, but always made me laugh that in terms of quality finish surely Americans could have got the dots in the middle of the board, any one else has this?
     

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  2. John C

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    That's the way Fenders with rosewood boards have almost always been - excluding part of the 70s/early 80s with the very thin round laminated rosewood fingerboards; then the dots were below the fingerboard (black dots on both maple and rosewood board instruments). That's the way Leo did the dots when they began using rosewood fingerboards in the late 50s, and they recreate it today.
     
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    That my friend...Is something I did not know. I assumed it was a dodgy friday afternoon jig moment!! I knew about the butt crack because The body design has never changed but the ashtray style bridge has, man I think I love my tele just a little bit more now!
     
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    Fender doesn't claim that their USA guitars are made by Americans. They are simply made in the USA.
     
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    True, I imagine that the amount of hands on building is also minimal considering the amount of guitars are built
     
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    Like already mentioned, that’s just the way they are. I have a 2020 with an ebony board and its dots are also half/half like that.
     
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    Looks like another guitar by Fender's 'One-eye Joe, from the work for hire program
     
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    Pretty sure my Fender MIJ & Allparts necks are like that too.
     
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    toomuchfun Tele-Afflicted

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    Like John C said, here's my 1988 Am Std.


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    And here's my 1963 Musicmaster.

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    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    2001 American Series. Obviously maple, but the thing to understand is that the dots are probably spaced the same distance from the face of the fretboard regardless of the fretboard material. Another thing to consider is...You don’t think a human being is drilling each of those holes do you?
    I bet that’s all done by a very precise machine.
     
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    Many are made by Mexican-Americans for Americans.
     
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    You also can't drill the holes too close to the fretboard edge. The fret markers are a rod which is a push fit. In rosewood that could split it.
     
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