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Is this Telecaster is Fake?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by luisfuku, Jan 5, 2018.

Real or Fake

  1. Real

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  2. Fake

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  1. luisfuku

    luisfuku NEW MEMBER!

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    I recently stumble upon this Tele in an antiques market in Puebla, Mexico. The seller is asking for $4,500 MXN which is around $230 USD. I was wondering if anyone can help me with some info like year or manufacture country and if it's fake or not.

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  2. Ira7

    Ira7 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Fake.
     
  3. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    It is a telecaster type guitar.

    It is NOT a FENDER telecaster.
     
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  4. LutherBurger

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    Fake, ugly, and assembled and strung by a bonehead.
     
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  5. pondcaster

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    Fakery at it's worst.
     
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  6. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

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    The truss rod adjustment appears to be painted on! :lol:
     
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  7. Larry K. Williams

    Larry K. Williams Tele-Meister

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    That is a PartsCaster......
     
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  8. Slowisfast

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    Certainly a fake..the headstock shape is wrong..a lot of it is wrong.
     
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  9. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Save your money, it's fake as fake can be.

    Exception is if you have an emergency gig situation tonight and need something to play live at Teotihuacán with a Echorec and Fuzz Face.
     
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  10. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Tele-Holic

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    I wouldn't like to hazard a guess to what that is... whats going on with the way its been strung?.
     
  11. NMore

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    That was someone's kitchen table, and not a good one...;)
     
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  12. Preacher

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    it may be the light but it appears to be a maple cap on that neck even though it has the skunk stripe.

    And it is not string through which I would think would be the case of a vintage instrument.
     
  13. tery

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    That toggle switch o_O
     
  14. LowThudd

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    Body looks like plywood?

    Is that a gasket between the body and neck?

    That is not a Fender sized neck plate.
     
  15. tominwa

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    I like it.
     
  16. LutherBurger

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    It probably came from China with the neck plate.

    I'd like to have a look under that bridge plate. The pickup is upside down.
     
  17. TheletterJ

    TheletterJ Tele-Afflicted

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    *shudder*
     
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  18. Sparky2

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    Fake as a hooker's teats.

    But strangely appealing, after you pound down six or seven beers.

    The guitar too.

    :(
     
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    Is fake is yes.
     
  20. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    That truly is plywood.
    Brilliant construction!!
    :eek:
     
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