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I have a Telecaster that was gifted to me and I'm curious if it is really vintage or not

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by E_Drums, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. bender66

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    I replied therein.

    Did you end up getting that body?
     
  2. capitalbear

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    Do you have a larger pic to spot those details?
     
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    No, the only pics I have are from the craigslist ad. However, from the photos above the holes seem wavy and there seems to be a dark mark where the template would go.
     
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  4. PJ55

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    Looks like a 70s US neck to me, with the 12th fret dots a little larger and closer together than most, if not any, other year(s). Then, I look at some other pics and the neck volute doesn’t look quite right, so I give up.
     
  5. Charlodius

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    I seem to remember you offering a similarly harsh and negative opinion about my legitimate ‘52 telecaster.
     
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  6. bender66

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    Yeah, it makes him feel good about himself.
     
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    65 Champ Amp Tele-Afflicted

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    I knew of a guy who was known as a gun guy, so when a good friend passed away, the widow gave him a dead mint WWI Colt 1911, saying she knew it was probably valuable, but that her husband would have wanted him to have it.
    It looks like OP is known as a guitar guy...

    I love these threads.
     
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    There are probably many good examples documented in Nacho’s blackguard book, but here is the plugged hole in the back of my 1952. My ferrules are quite uneven. B4D89AA7-0A66-4506-8D99-5D680733B9DF.jpeg
     
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    Looks like a legit Fender body to me. Front looks like original finish Fender Amber, back and sides stripped and refinished more natural. Top color is a dead-on match to my Nashville Tele in Amber.
     
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