Is this a copy? The bridge looks totally wrong??? I could be mistaken, not sure.

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  1. markeyd123

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    The seller says it's a made in USA Fender. I dunno.
     
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    Not even close. Punch him in the face, if you can.
     
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    I'd say that body is suspect, those odd stipes making it no less than a 6 piece body is a new one to me, and I think not a USA model! If you do buy it, I have a bridge for sale;)
     
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    Fake.
     
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    FAKE !!!!:eek:
     
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    The neck appears to have a Squier style bare truss rod hole (no Fender is like that) and a round heel (no Fender is like that). So major issues right off the bat.
     
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    Definitely fake, but it looks kind of cool. I like the color and the binding.
     
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    Wow. Just wow. People these days with their not even good fakes.
     
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    *referring to the tele
     
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    I thought it looks like those guitars you see on AliExpress. I wasn't gonna buy it but wanted to see if I was crazy for thinking it was fake. Listed in Facebook in Kingston NY.
     
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    Not sure why folks buy these things.
     
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    There are more things wrong with that than you can count.

    Anyone falling for that has no business buying a guitar online or from an
    ad in the first place.
     
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    Fake-o-rama. Decal is way wrong. No MIA has a bare truss hole. Pickguard looks wrong. Saddle adjustment screws look wrong. etc...
     
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    Obvious :
    Bare truss rod hole, no string through holes ( cheap toploader bridge)
    I can't see all the pics, but very often the jackplate is a cheap type as well
    Nice color, though!
     
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    Look at that gnarler.
     
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    Could be a Tele FIA model. (Faked In America).
     
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    I didn't see the serial number...
     
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    Typical Chinese neck.
     
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    Cool looking tele - whatever its origin.
     
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