Need Help Identifying this Tele!

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Verminator25, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Verminator25

    Verminator25 TDPRI Member

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    Hello everyone!

    I was thinking about trading my LTD Kirk Hammett signature on Craigslist for a Telecaster. It’s in pretty rough condition but nothing a little TLC can’t fix. The only problem is I don’t know if the Tele is legit. The girl who wants to trade said it was assembled by its original owner with all American Tele parts. The really wonky thing that stands out to me is the headstock shape. I have never seen a telecaster with that shape headstock.

    If anybody knows anything about this Telecaster, please let me know! I’ll link the pictures she sent below.



     
  2. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Neck is an import and not Fender.
    Can't tell much about the body and hardware.
    CL is over populated with misinformation!
     
  3. Verminator25

    Verminator25 TDPRI Member

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    I thought that might be the case but I was hoping maybe it was some rare valuable Fender neck lol. Thanks
     
  4. Rufustelestrats

    Rufustelestrats Tele-Holic

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    chipper caster. @1.50 or less for firewood
     
  5. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Jeez..
     
  6. Jack Clayton

    Jack Clayton Tele-Meister

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    But how does it play?
     
  7. BobbyMac

    BobbyMac Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    The neck is definitely NOT a genuine Fender. I would bet the body isn't either. Walk, no run away from that one.
     
  8. ElJay370

    ElJay370 Tele-Holic

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    I'd be willing to bet that no part of that guitar whatsoever was manufactured in the United States.
     
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  9. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Afflicted

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    Reminds me of one of the cheap asian imports we used to get in the 80's.
     
  10. Verminator25

    Verminator25 TDPRI Member

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    On second look do you see the persons legs? I thought it was a girl because their name was apparently Jenny but those legs are making me think otherwise

    SCAM ALERT lol
     
  11. Cysquatch

    Cysquatch Tele-Holic

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    That neck is certainly not a Fender part, probably not of US origin either. So you have two possible outcomes here:

    1. They know it's not an American-made Fender part and are scamming you knowingly.
    2. They have no idea what they're talking about and you can't trust their knowledge on anything related to the guitar.

    Both are definite run away indicators.
     
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