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Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by joshigh, Oct 4, 2017.
Yah, couldn't tell what it was. But if it's lacquer don't you also wear it down relatively quickly?
If you bought that new, you should send it back and get a refund.
I have 4 custom shop instruments, none of them had a single issue with finish, fit or quality. If they had issues I would've returned them.
It has not gotten worse, but it sure has not gotten better.
I would hate for you folks to look at my guitars up close, I mean over time mine have been knocked over on their stands, slid away from leaning on my amp, fallen off chairs etc. If I was getting rid of all my guitars that were marked or scuffed, I wouldn't have any.
I had a gibby with overspray like that. It came off with some "fervent rubbin".
I hear you, sometimes you just want to not worry about it and play the heck out of it but I get that if it's a new guitar it should be perfect.
Yeah, that's a very expensive tele, at that point, especially for a bolt on guitar with standard woods, the main thing you are paying for is perfection. Return for repair or replacement.
I would let a shop fill and level the lacquer on fret board .( or try clear nail polish ) to save time . `The bleed on the binding wouldn't bother or concern me (kind of normal for a 13 ,14 LPRI ) That is something they would probably mask off an fade with uv light .
Beautiful guitar !
Meh. At that price point a custom shop bolt on better be perfect.
unless its a relic or otherwise supposed to have flaws (matching some famous guitar or something) I would say send that back.
Dings and wear, scratches and checking are cool after you recieve it not beforehand.
How on earth did that get through the various quality controls? I would get that looked at pronto.
oh that neck finishing, just sloppy imo.
i'm pretty sure you didn't pay for that 'feature'.
I'm very much not bothered by damage, but this is somehow different and I'd be bothered about it.
There is no way I would accept this. It isn't the quality that it is supposed to be, and if you let it go you are allowing them to get away with it, which isn't good for any of us in the future.
That has to go back
Normally I scoff at these threads, I think of guitars as instruments, tools to be played.
The overspray is a nit I would never pick.
The chip on the neck however, that's pretty glaring. I'd send it back for repair or replacement.
So did you return it?
It's on the way back to Fender Custom Shop for repair.
If it's not perfect then we'll have a problem.
Methinks that is a good approach. Look forward to hearing how this works out.
It is cheaper in the long haul for corporations to leave the QC up to the consumer. I would send it back, a thousand other customers might not, one repair versus 1001, you do the math.
You should be glad they didn't charge extra for the "relicing". I'd keep it. That wouldn't bother me. You're gonna play it, its gonna get dinged.
My Custom Shop was mint when I bought it, long before all this relic nonsense got started. 25 years later, it looks like this. But it sounds like a thousand screaming angels.
First of all, I love that Red Sparkle Finish. Killer looking Tele Custom
You should send it back, I can tell it's really bothering you. You will always regret it if you don't exchange it.