I'm looking for this tele!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Alex111, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Alex111

    Alex111 TDPRI Member

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    Actually I've got a Stratocaster A STD Sienna sunburst, but im looking for this telecaster. (exchange)

    What are you thinking about that ?

    Seems to have a 3 saddles bridge, curved knobs..


    Have a good day !
     

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  2. xFallenx

    xFallenx Friend of Leo's

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    I think it might be a fake someone else care to jump in? I see a lot of red flags. Dunno if I should point them out :confused: I'll just say this then since it's easily seen. The logo looks off and there is no walnut plug at the truss rod opening. There are other things as well.
     
  3. Alex111

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    I'll try tog et more concrete pics this week with this guy. I'm in doubt but it can be real good.
     
  4. Alex111

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    Forgot to say .. 2006
     
  5. xFallenx

    xFallenx Friend of Leo's

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    These pictures here should be all that are needed I just wanted someone else to second my opinion on if it's fake or not even. I'm going with fake ,but this way you have opinions from more than one source ;)
     
  6. shovelrider

    shovelrider Tele-Afflicted

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    fake
     
  7. Twang Man

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    as fake as a fake can be.
     
  8. Overseer

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    they never write "serial number" do they? just SN:

    fake as hell, fonts all wrong, looks like a waterslide decal, on many of these fakes the font looks 'fuzzy' around the edges, like the quality of an inkjet printer, or when you get a laser print out wet (like when you apply laquer..)
     
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    gotta pile on... fake.

    Good thing you stopped in before you made the swap.
     
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    Fugazi for sure.
     
  11. teleup

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    it`s a knock off
     
  12. Alex111

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    Thanks guys ! I'll keep my beauty and wait for another deal.
     
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    xFallenx Friend of Leo's

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    No problem :) If you find another Tele you are trying to get feel free to ask for help :D
     
  14. goonie

    goonie Friend of Leo's

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    As I commented on a recent thread, that's almost always all that you need to know to pick a fake MIA. No need to concern yourself with fonts.
     
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    xFallenx Friend of Leo's

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    I was just mentioning it to the OP because I wanted to give a little more reassurance as to why I was saying it was a fake/copy without going into much detail that's all :)
     
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    Run for your life!!!
     
  17. guitarsrmine

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    Looks fake to me,too......and the wood on the headstock.....it looks "funny".....I dunno, just looks, almost, like particle board-ish.....weird.....and yes, no walnut plug.......glad you didn't go for the switch-a-rooni!!!!
     
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    SN's

    This is hard to tell. Except the font on Serial Number looks different that what I'm used to seeing. Some are on the front and some are on the back.

    Pop the pickguard off.
     
  19. JDRNoPro

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    Fake for sure - biggest tip - off already mentioned is lack of walnut plug @ headstock truss rod location. Vintage style Fender models have a walnut plug there & adjust @ neck heel. Modern Fender models that adjust @ headstock never have a bare adjustment hole - MIA have a walnut piece around the adjustment hole and MIM, etc. have a plastic piece around the hole. String trees are wrong too..........among other things already mentioned. A 2006 Fender model also should have a little silver "60th Anniversary" sticker on back of headstock.

    With so much fakery these days, don't trade (or buy) unless you're sure of what you are considering!
     
  20. JDRNoPro

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    In the interest of "education", a couple other things to point out:

    1) Look at the contours on the back of the neck - i.e., the curved areas where the wood is sculpted where the headstock meets the main part of the neck and likewise down where the heel meets the body. The shaping is not at all like Fender and is typical of many Chinese imitations.

    2) It's hard to tell from the pix, but looks like the output jack on the body is not Fender. Fender uses a "cup" around the jack that is recessed into the body. Others use a flush rectangular plate held with 4 screws into the body or a flush football-shaped plate held with 2 screws. This one looks like it might be the 4 screw plate.

    Look at these things on a known authentic Fender and you'll see the differences!
     
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