Tuff Dog BAD dog

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by Tuff Dog, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. Tuff Dog

    Tuff Dog NEW MEMBER!

    Feb 25, 2020
    Orange county Ca
    I answered an ad on Craigs for a Tele Tuff Dog "REPLICA". The guy wanted $300, I asked, "How about $200, without batting an eye he says "Sure no problem". THAT worried me immeadiately.
    What a joke, the guy comes over with the guitar and says, "Well it's not in tune". That was the first red flag, like who would want to sell a guitar to someone without first tuning it up? He says he's a guitar player but he's carrying the thing like a dead fish...second red flag. I put it on the tuner for each string by itself so all strings are in tune to the unfretted notes. Then I strike an E major chord...like fingernails on a blackboard! It was past bad intonenation, the frets had to be so far off I could not get it in tune with itself...ever. It could have been stolen 'cause this guy was definately not a guitar player so what else was he lieing about? He had no rebuttal as to why it was so "UNtuneable". I told him no thanks...So...watch out for "Replicas" of these Tuff Dogs.
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  2. dickey

    dickey Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 2, 2010
    There's a guy here on local Craigs who has a $300 Tuff Dog & a $300 Buck Owens for sale for awhile. He says they are replicas, although they DO say "Fender" on them. Maybe he's a relative of your guy.
  3. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    There was a recent thread here about someone having just bought a Tuff Dog pretty cheap.
    I guess the Chinese must have recently geared up for a production run of them.
  4. Pips

    Pips Tele-Holic

    Dec 3, 2010
    Bournemouth England
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