Hey, I recently met a guitar luthier here in Finland and he showed me something which I found pretty rad! He had bought a '52 Esquire body from the US which had been heavily modified over time. It had been repainted several times, once into 2-tone sunburst and most recently into black. It also had a humbucker route for neck position and a middle pickup routing as well. The body looked quite interesting: the black colour had faded to look like a matte black with hints of 2-tone sunburst here and there where the black paint was worn in use. The neck pocket was also roughly repainted at some point, no sign of original finish left. The body also had '55 electronics and a '53 bridge pickup. The luthier was ready to sell the body for me for relatively cheap price, but I felt a bit suspicious. There were no signs of the originality left, except the neck pocket had a "Eddie 10-6-52" signature left. The signature looked different for me, comparing it to other ones I have seen on books and on the internet. I'm here to ask your opinions: what are the "best ways" to confirm an original, 50's Fender Telecaster/Esquire body? There are pictures from original 50's bodies all over the internet and there must be tons of different ways to spot a fake from a real one. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the body to show you. Thanks in advance!