How do you tell whether a vintage Tele body is Fender by the Bass bout?

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    Here’s a link regarding the notch, and more specifically how the notch slowly disappears over a few years during the early 70s.

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/router-notch.250307/

    Keep in mind the presence or absence of the notch by itself does not positively identify the body as being an actual Fender or not. There are plenty of knockoff brands, cheap imports, homemade bodies, etc that can have the notch. The notch is only useful when considering other factors as well.
     
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