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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Trampss, Sep 10, 2019.
Saw more than one tele whose backing plate had no fender logo on it
Anyone know why?
One of mine has this on it:
And another has this:
Every one of my Fender style guitars has a different neck plate on it.
Different factory models use different plates and others change them out.
They are pretty standard in fitment regardless of brand.
I just avoid buying the thin looking ones with bad chrome jobs.
One of my ThinLines was financed by selling some Bitcoin, so it got this plate:
But that is only one reason for a Tele to not have a Fender Logo on the neck plate. There could be others.
Mine are all different, and only the Squier Tele's plate is Fender spec. The Musiclily plate on my parts-o-Tele has larger holes and uses bigger screws. The Monoprice strat's plate is narrower with different screw spacing. And the Tokai strat uses one of the three-screw plates.
I want one
this is on my partscaster
There are hundreds of them out there, plus you can get them photo engraved. The only limit is your imagination.
The Fender F neck plate is one of the only Fender parts on my Tele.
I think the oldest Telecasters from the 50’s had no logo on the neck plate (but serial number stamped). So the 50’s reissue or inspired models are lacking it usually, and 50’s (whatever) is a very popular pattern.
Then there was the big « F » logo starting from 1965, and the « Fender Corona Califirnia from the 90’s I believe, and Squier. But there were many Squiers without logo too back in the 80’s and 90’s, and many Fenders too.
In the end there should be more fender guitars without logo, but people tend to replace them because it looks cool and they think it helps selling them...
I am offended by neither of these.
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1992 Fiesta Red '62 AVRI Stratocaster 4 by Fiesta Red posted Mar 29, 2018 at 1:53 PM
My band’s logo and the nickname of my Stratocaster...
My main Tele has a similar plate, with the band’s logo and “Big Tex” (nickname of said Telecaster).
I had one made for my drummer’s guitar as well, with the band logo and his nickname (“Lefty”) on it.
All were made by Greasy Groove; I’m not affiliated with them, except as a satisfied customer.
To answer the Op's question: there are tons of generic aftermarket plates available from a multitude of suppliers.
I make my own neck plates often, stainless, copper aluminum... it is just a plate with 4 holes in it. I have one from Callaham and some other generic plates.
I get my plates laser-cut
Logos? We don’t need no stinkin logos.
I played a 60th. anniversary with a modern C neck. It sounded and felt GREAT, just couldn't afford it at the time. Thanks DonM
My Standard model has that 2011 plate. As mentioned, Fender has produced many variations including plain.
neckplate by bblumentritt posted Sep 19, 2013 at 2:58 PM
Matches the front of my Tele...