Help - is this a vintage Fender case ?

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  1. fws6

    fws6 TDPRI Member

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    I just received a mid 60s Tele that came in a case I dont recognize. Shape is just like my other Fender cases

    outside very smooth white/yellowed material

    The inside is yellow

    It has a square accesory pocket

    It does not have a Fender logo (the speaker sticker of course is put on later)

    Any ideas ?

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  2. bingy

    bingy Friend of Leo's

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    If there's no Fender branding, or evidence there was, there's your answer.
    Though it looks like a comparable piece from the period.
     
  3. fws6

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    Bingy thanks for your quick response but that single aspect doesnt seem unusual as no Fender case logos were used from the late 50s to mid 60s anyway

    did find this one for a 62 Jaguar but the inside color is more orange

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    I just never saw this specific combination of features and hoping someone can point me in the right direction
     
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  4. zeke54

    zeke54 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    My understanding is that in the 60's Fenders were shipped to Europe ( U.K. ) with out cases and the dealers there bought locally made cases to sell them in to cut down on costs . I believe the case in your picture is not a U.S. "Fender " case from the 60's , however it may have come with a guitar sold in the U.K. or elsewhere . I like the case , it has a nice worn-in appearance , looks well made too . Z54
     
  5. bingy

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    This explains my point. Without Fender branding it's not a Fender case even though it was part of the original package. It's original, just not Fender.
     
  6. Twinkie

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    I have a case for my 61 Esquire much like what fws6 has pictured here for his 62 Jaguar. Like fws6, mine has the light brown tolex, same as what was used on the Fender amps from the early 60s with the plush lining being more on the orange side. This subject may also be a good clue, that the tolex on a Fender case is the same stuff used on the amps from whatever time period.

    Regardless, you have a nice case. I also like the adorning Fender speaker magnet sticker.
     
  7. black6host

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    This one looks very similar to my original '57 Duo-Sonic case. Same color interior, and the white strips where the end caps are sewn on. Your first case pic doesn't have the white strips, I'm sure there's a term for this but damn if I know what it is :) but I don't know if that says much or not. I can only confirm that the Jag case is very similar to my Fender case.
     
  8. sk8g0at

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    every old fender case i've seen has the two outer spring loaded flip up latches that lock and the smaller middle flip up one. also the handle is different and the middle compartment looks too small. i'm not even sure it's a vintage case. it doesn't look vintage to me, just beat up. i doubt fender would miss the chance to put their logo on something official.
     
  9. xtrajerry

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    I have a couple brand new Fenders that don't have 'Fender' branded cases. They came from Fender Factory like that..
     
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    Wait wait wait, 9 answer and NOBODY asked for some pics of the mid 60s Tele????
    Ok, I'm the first: pics PLEASE!!!!!!!!

    Btw, your case is soooo cool!!!
     
  12. zeke54

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    By the way , are the brown end pieces made of leather or vinyl ? The older cases used leather so if they are vinyl it probably isn't all that old . Looks like leather in your pics though ... cool case . And yes , let's see the Tele !! Z54
     
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    Piping?
     
  15. black6host

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    Aha! Thank you so much, I can go on with life now, knowing what that's called :D
     
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    Did Fender manufacture the cases for US sold guitars are buy them from another supplier? If the latter than the OP's case is as "Fender" as a US case.
     
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    Yes it has the leather ends , piping, lighter version of the orange plush interior

    All things that confirm to other vintage Fender cases that I have

    Just never seen in this combination

    I got confirmed this guitar sold new in Sweden so must be one of those export cases
     
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    Not without branding.
     
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    As for Fender missing the chance to put their logo on something I have a '60 Strat and a '63 Esquire with brown and blond cases. No logo.
     
  20. fws6

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    The vintage Fender cases were not made by Fender themselves but made for them by a company called G&G (for Germain and Guzman)

    As I mentioned above Fender cases are never branded from approx 58 to 66 so the absence of a brand has nothing to do with it
     
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