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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Goodwill Telecaster sold for $4600?

gorkys

Glendale, AZ

Mar 26th, 2017 10:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Is there something I'm missing? Maybe the bidders think it's a vintage Tele, but it looks like a Mexican Standard to me.

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Mar 26th, 2017 11:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Two thoughts ... either the buyer needs a big tax deduction before April 15th ... OR they got faked out by the L serial number on the neck plate....Either way, they spent mucho $ on a fake. Too bad the tax deduction is for a fraud and not a real 63-65 tele...

Provenance of the neck is dubious for sure. Does not even look like a MIM tele neck. Looks completely counterfeit. The tuners are no way early 60's. And those early 60's necks didn't have a truss adjustment at the head stock.

The bridge is also fake... Fender didn't build tele's with individual saddles in the early 60's.

Even the "relicing" looks ameture.

No way that's a real 63-65 tele...

gorkys

Glendale, AZ

Mar 26th, 2017 11:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This isn't the first time this has happened. Check out this Strat which sold for almost $16,800 on Goodwill because people thought it was a vintage Mary Kaye Strat.

I have my doubts.

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Mar 26th, 2017 12:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

serial v# starts wilth L8....

JJuran
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Mar 26th, 2017 01:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some things, on the surface, cannot be explained.

I'm an optimist. I think somebody has the best of intentions in mind when handing Good Will that kind of dough and they don't really care about what they're actually buying.... They probably do not even care who Mary Kaye was or what Fender did with her name...

Any other explanation makes no earthly sense to me...


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larryguitar
Mar 26th, 2017 02:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's called being drunk late at night on your computer with a credit card in hand.
There really needs to be a chip in the card that warns you,

"Now Larry...I can see from your previous charge 30 minutes ago you were at the Black Diamond Lounge and your bill came $84.75...it's 2 am...are you sure you wanna do this?..."

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looks like a prison break
Mar 26th, 2017 02:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looks like a Squier Tele neck (see that black plastic insert at the truss rod adjust?) on a Mark Jenny relic body and a fake neck plate.

mirrorboy

Yorkshire, England

Mar 26th, 2017 06:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tokai neck with a fake plate?

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Mar 26th, 2017 06:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Doesn't look like a Tele at all.

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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Mar 26th, 2017 07:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

somebody got hosed........

gorkys

Glendale, AZ

Mar 27th, 2017 09:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There was a previous discussion here of the suspected Mary Kaye Strat on Goodwill that I mentioned.

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looks like a prison break
Mar 27th, 2017 02:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wait, wait, hang on...

Let me put this into perspective: Goodwill did okay on the transaction. The money went to a good cause.

Nobody got ripped off by anyone. Remember that there are people that spend $$ on crap like Q-ray bracelets and colloidal copper socks.

That's the kind of person who bought this Telethingster. They do it to themselves.


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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Mar 27th, 2017 06:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Goodwill is a for profit company. Their CEO, president or whomever he is gets paid millions.

Oh, the guitar is a fake. Cheap neck, bad decal installation. To me this guitar should have flashing lights on the ad saying "I'm not real".

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USA/Taos, NM

Mar 27th, 2017 10:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Their CEO, president or whomever he is gets paid millions."

According to CharityWatch.org, he gets $712K. Certainly not peanuts. But not millions, either.

Of course the CEO (former) of Exxon/Mobil (you may have seen his name in the news in recent times...ahhemmmm...), was getting paid around $450K.........a week. Now that's some dough. Maybe he bought it.

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Mar 28th, 2017 11:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My drummer has been in sales for years - he's so good he could sell ice to the Eskimos. Anyway, he always says "the masses are asses".
I look on shopgoodwill and see ridiculous bids being put on cheap crap, so methinks the buyers there are not all that savvy.

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Mar 28th, 2017 01:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Last year I bought a neglected Ibanez Gio for $25 at the local Salvation Army store, took it home, cleaned it up, put on a $10 tom bridge and sold it to a local guitar store for $80. Point me!

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looks like a prison break
Mar 28th, 2017 02:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You made $$, AND you got some experience (and fun) working on a gee-tar. Win-win!

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our time in hell
Mar 29th, 2017 07:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The font/striking on the neck plate isn't even looking right versus the ones I've had.

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