Identifying Telecaster

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  1. Glorendo

    Glorendo NEW MEMBER!

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    Hallo,

    i hope you can help me identifying this telecaster. The Telecaster is offered for sale, i only habe pictures. The bridge is a Fender one. The body should be ash. The guitar was bought and probably made in the US.

    Is there any way of dating this guitar of the parts just with this informations?

    Thank you for your ideas!

    Glorendo

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  2. TN Tele

    TN Tele TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    So without a serial number on the neck or bridge, no fender logos on neck, 3rd party humbucker in bridge, my guess is a partscaster of unknown origin. Fender stamp on bridge is standard for aftermarket fender parts. More info will help such as any markings on end of neck, stamps or markings on body under the pickguard, photo of pots and wiring when cover plate is removed. Good luck.
     
  3. Fretting out

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    Check out that strat with a locking nut and regular trem!

    Talk about a pain in the bottom!
     
  4. RiversQC

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    It looks like a homemade guitar. Body does look like 1 piece (?) Ash but shape seems a touch off. Pickguard doesn't quite fit it right, nor do the various parts quite go together. Neck, it's hard to say... based on everything else I'd guess generic chinese but you couldn't tell without more photos.

    Doesn't look high end but could be okay? Not to be a downer but I wouldnt pay a lot for it.
     
  5. 8barlouie

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    Everything that’s been said already plus that bridge plate is most likely fake. I’ve never seen Fender in that script and on that orientation. And it looks like a thin gauge. If you buy this guitar just know that you’re going to have to start replacing parts right away, and then at the end of spending all that time and money, you’ll have a $500 guitar.

    edit: I stand corrected. I took a quick peek in Google and found a 6 saddle Fender bridge with that script.
     
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  6. myteleplaysjazz

    myteleplaysjazz Tele-Holic

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    That thing's a queer as a three dollar bill. I'd pass.
     
  7. Blue Bill

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    I wouldn't offer more than $300 US. It's a nice looking guitar, and if it plays good, might be a keeper, but I think it's a partser, not a Fender.
     
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    The neck is not Fender and neither is the humbucker.

    The body and some hardware other than the bridge could be Fender, or not.
     
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    Oh that’s a badassocaster from ought three. Just go with it!
     
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