Is this a fake? A mexi? Upgraded squier?

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  1. neilbags

    neilbags NEW MEMBER!

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    This 'telecaster' was found in a dumpster in Japan. My friend has had it for years. It actually plays quite nicely.

    We are wondering whether any of it is genuine, or can be identified in any way.
     

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  2. 2 Headed Goat

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    Looks MIM to my eyes and the neck pu has the Fender pickup part number stamped into the plastic bobbin. The neck looks MIM as well tho that decal is not stock and pretty crap looking ;) as is that cheesy string tree.

    Seems too to have an insert for the tilt adjust on the heel of the neck. That and the paper sticker somewhat seem to indicate a AM Std neck tho the black truss rod end insert is definitely a MIM thing and/or an overseas build. Definitely a strange bird... but nonetheless a cool dumpster find. Congrats!
     
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  3. Dacious

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    Everything looks right to be a MIM Standard except the bogus looking gold Fender sticker.
     
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    a mex body will have micky mouse ears usually.... 3 holes under the PG..

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