Strange lacquer issue new tele

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  1. Louismac44

    Louismac44 TDPRI Member

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    hi all 5 months ago I bought a tele ultra new! I Have not played much as have new born and it’s kept in a fender padded case, the guitar not the baby!!! I opened it today and have noticed a mark approx half inch in length seemingly underneath the paintwork(images attached). I have no idea what could have caused this and awaiting fender to see if they can replace. It’s not damaged (pristine) and the area smooth to the touch so strange. Must be a factory fault Any ideas?

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  2. urbandefault

    urbandefault Tele-Holic

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    Looks like the clear is lifting away from the binding. Definitely a warranty issue. Contact your authorized dealer.
     
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  3. Peegoo

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    Yeah, that cloudiness is air under the finish. Very common from bumps, etc.
     
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    This depends if he wants to keep the guitar they’ll just send him a new one, I know it’s expensive but personally if I liked the guitar a lot I’d keep it as the next one might not be the same
     
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  5. urbandefault

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    See above. ;)
     
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    I did that half reading thing again
     
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  8. Peegoo

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    Like urbandefault advised--contact your local Fender dealer for an evaluation of the issue.
     
  9. Louismac44

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    Thanks I will
     
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