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two mim telecasters i bought today

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by brock532, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. brock532

    brock532 TDPRI Member

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    Any help with this guys?
     
  2. harold h

    harold h Friend of Leo's

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    That Teke she is offering appears to be an Affinity, judging by the pic.
    The Strat I cant tell.

    As far as the two you bought, I would keep the one with the MZ serial no.
    Those always seem a little nicer up the rung than the MN serial no. ones.
     
  3. Kennedycaster

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    I don't think the amber tele you bought is a Fender body. The neck looks legit, but the body is definitely not Fender. Look at the bass side of the neck pocket. Too much wood left on the bass side. Compare your black one with it, you'll see what I mean. Also, Fender doesn't use "football" jack plates on MIM standard bodies & the color is wrong. Posting detailed pics of both guitars without the pickguards would help allot. I'm not saying you got a bad deal, I think you did real well, but the amber one is a partscaster. If it were me, I'd part the amber one out & keep the black one.

    Bob
     
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    Any idea what company does use the football plates? Id like to know what company manufactured the body.
     
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    Kennedycaster Tele-Afflicted

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    It's really hard to tell. My guess would be it's something like a jay turser, s101, greg bennet or something along those lines. definitely asian. There's so many off brands these days, it's gonna be next to impossible to nail down a specific brand.

    Bob
     
  6. 4telecaster4

    4telecaster4 Tele-Meister

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    its an sx...from Rondo...some of the teles.....if u look close have more wood on the bass .......i bought a double bound with the same cut on the bass side....they also use the football Jack plate
     
  7. 4telecaster4

    4telecaster4 Tele-Meister

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    still good deal
     
  8. brock532

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    Thank u sir, she told me she wld exchange for one of the others. She has a early mij strat too
     
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    Mij squier strat
     
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    that's a hell of good deal, congrats on your find!
     
  11. brock532

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    The black one looks like the other pic i posted without the pick guard. Didnt want to take it all the way off haha
    The other pic is the amber one without the guard.






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    tpaul Poster Extraordinaire

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    The blue body is genuine MIM fender, you can tell by the "crop circles" south of the neck pickup route. I don't believe other manufacturers use those.

    The amber one, given the additional details supplied, appears to be non-Fender (at least the body). Still a nice looking piece of wood.

    A MIJ Squier Strat is likely to be a very nice instrument. MIJ squiers are generally well regarded. Value depends on the serial number.

    One tele and one strat would be a nice beginner package.
     
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    The squier is an e series serial number


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    zeke54 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Sweet deal ! Love those teles, if I were you I'd keep 'em both ! The upgraded pickups are a plus ! Z54
     
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    I should keep the amber one even though its not a fender body?
     
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    If you like it, keep it. If you want to make most of your money back, part it out. Also, there's that MIJ Squier you can trade for, but it has a Kahler trem & locking nut. Not the most desirable MIJ Squier. If it were me, I'd pass on the Squier & either keep the tele or part it out.

    Bob
     
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    The problem with parting it out is that i dont know enough about the parts to take them off and sell haha
     
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    I saw a squier body for sale on craigslist. It is the same amber color with a football shaped jack.
     
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    That can only be answered by you because each guitar is unique. I have several American made and Mexican Teles and Strats. My Mexican Strat is from the early 90's and I would put it up against a lot of American Strats. It really sounds good.

    I recently bought an MN1 Tele in blue for $300. It's a top loader as well. You got a great deal plus you got some nice after market pickups. I agree with everyone here that you should try your best to keep both. Work some overtime or whatever it takes to make the Mrs. happy. I have many guitars and amps and my wife is fine with it. She spends money on her non-musical hobby as well. It's all good.
     
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    Should i trade the amber tele for this......


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