Tele Neck, Does this look right

BigbadJohn

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Interested in buying this Tele not sure about the neck with bullet truss rod don't recall seeing one before
It would be a partscaster so it would not have a lot of value when built
I guess the body 150, then the neck would 240 Canadian $ not a great deal but I like funky guitars



 

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If ai am not wrong the 'bullet truss rod' is typically found on 70s Fenders, think the classic 72 tele custom for ex.
There is nothing wrong with it from a technicolortechnical point of view as long as you like it aesthetically.
 

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I’m not sure I understand the question

The question reads to me as (does this look right for a fender tele neck)

Reading the ad will tell that it’s not a fender and a Japanese copy that could be from any number of manufacturers

It looks okay as far as a Japanese made neck, the only way to find out if it’s decent is to have it in hand

If you want to know the if it’s accurate as far as a copy, fender indeed used bullet truss rod adjustments on their telecaster customs in the 70’s, the 12th fret dot spacing isn’t accurate though if that’s something that matters

I don’t know if I’d spend more than $90 on a mystery neck though, at least I’d try to talk them down a little
 
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Hank-Frost

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There are Fender Tele necks that look like that, with the bullet truss rod, but since the seller doesn't claim that is a Fender neck I don't see how it can look "wrong." Wrong for what?

Of course, I can get a brand new neck in my choice of styles for less, so why would I take a risk on that from a Facebook Marketplace seller (one place where I will not buy).
 

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It certainly looks like any number of 70s-era MIJ (and made other places) necks that had the bullet truss rod but were 4-bolt without the micro-tilt attachment. But since there are no other markings who knows where it came from.
 

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I wouldn't trust that as far as I could throw it. There are plenty of better projects to sink your hard earned cash into.
 




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