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alphadynamic
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Joined: 10 Apr 2015
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:25 pm    Post subject: What have I bought? Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

I've been lurking for a while, and I just bought the guitar below on a Facebook guitar exchange for pretty much Korean Fender money. It looks like a 1984/85 60's Tele, obviously the neck is non-Tokai, and for what I paid, I was happy to take a punt!... Anyone want to hazard a guess at what I've actually bought?

Thanks.

telecaster 1 by alphadynamic


telepickup by alphadynamic, on Flickr

telecaster 2 by alphadynamic, on Flickr

teleserial number by alphadynamic, on Flickr

tele inside by alphadynamic, on Flickr
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Len
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a Tokai TE-50 body with original TEB pickup(s). serial points to somewhere between 1982 and second half of the 80s . body probably has a "BL" colour and Tokai production codes under the non-original copper shielding.

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1991-1992 Fender USA neck ?
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alphadynamic
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Len,

Thanks for that.

Yes, it's a 1991 Fender neck.. I get it on Tuesday, very keen to try it out! I'm a big fan of early Japanese Fenders so I'm hoping this ticks my boxes!
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Peter Mac
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Serial number points to around 1985 - 86, but I don't think it's original neck plate. For a TE-50 it should have either a 5-digit or L+5 digit plate.

Are there any stamps on the body, either in the front pup cavity or the control cavity.

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alphadynamic
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It arrives tomorrow hopefully, so I'll open it up and check.

Anything specific to look for in the cavity?
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