Fender neck or?

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  1. SamIV

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    This is for sale locally. It is not posted as a Fender neck and was bought at an estate sale. Any idea what this is? It is custom or just a neck with Fender decals. 272E9F08-0811-4951-A457-CE1FF87B89A8.jpeg 272E9F08-0811-4951-A457-CE1FF87B89A8.jpeg A5CE0570-3820-4841-A474-B47CCF0536F5.jpeg 3149B566-7F71-47D8-8D25-2A7C08774A07.jpeg C9542DC2-2ECF-4136-951A-5A06DE92F407.jpeg
     
  2. Chris H.

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    Not a Fender neck because of the bare wood truss road hole and fake decals, most likely lower end Squier.
     
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    Did the 'Hammercaster' lettering not give away that it's not a real Fender?!
     
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    Did not think it was a Fender, but hoping hammercaster turned out to be a code word for a builder I never heard of. But I never have that kind of luck. Thanks
     
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    Yep. It’s not real fender for sure. Worth maybe what a squier is worth.
     
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    Guess you will never know where the neck came from. I don’t see tuner screw holes anywhere either, so doubt it’s a Squier. She is asking 95 and I am going to pass on it.
     
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    Likely an Asian import. You can usually get them for $60-70 unfinished. They can be excellent necks, but this one might not be worth your while if you need to remove the decals and refinish.
     
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    She messaged me back and says she is going to change the listing. It is listed on my local Facebook marketplace as well. Let see what happens. Someone has bid on it as well.
     
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    Maybe one of the guys on this forum who defend the application of Fender decals to other necks as "just another customization" should pick this one up - hopefully after a bidding war takes it into $300+ territory. Would serve them right.
     
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    I recall seeing these "Hammercaster" necks several years ago when I was in the market for a custom neck. I don't believe this is a one-off, making it even less valuable.
     
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    Everything about it screams not a Fender neck but a Squire Affnity with bought decals on it. Try mighty Mite or others.
     
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    Unusual though in so much as the twelfth markers look correct. Too widely spaced is a common fake give away.
     
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