Is this ethical?

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  1. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather

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    I couldn't find the right way of saying that. :)
     
  2. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    Replace the neck with a genuine Fender MIA neck - problem solved .
     
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  3. rolandson

    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    Genuine Fender Replacement necks come with the appropriate decals correctly positioned, and they are serial numbered and indicate country of origin.

    The one I purchased a few months ago has a Mexican serial number and "Made in Mexico" on the back of the headstock.
     
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  4. gilmourstrat

    gilmourstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Don't "Genuine Replacement Necks" come with stamp like this:?

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  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Only the fake ones ...



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  6. Biddlin

    Biddlin Senior Stratmaster

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    What a radical concept.
     
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  7. ProSonicLive

    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

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    Good question, Would the S/N need to be scratched off the neck if the body was changed?
     
  8. CaseCandy

    CaseCandy Senior Stratmaster

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    Then the neck is the guitar and everything else is just an interchangeable part.

    Buy a new neck with a new serial number, you have a new guitar.
     
  9. Pete_C

    Pete_C Strat-O-Master

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    It's only unethical if you are going to sell it. You could do that and keep it for yourself, and who cares? However, say something happens, it gets stolen, or you need to sell it. Then there is a guitar with a fake neck floating around as a genuine example. Also, it's pretty sketchy that you need to move the S/N as well.
     
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  10. gofmusic

    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

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    Of course its ethical, if you bought all that stuff you dont have to ask no one for permision to do whatever you like to it.

    As long as you dont want to lie selling it as mint condition...
     
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  11. liltimmy

    liltimmy Senior Stratmaster

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    But, but, but.....it's unethical! I did something similar this on my partscaster build. I stole the CS neckplate I have from my American Classic strat and used it. I sold the CS neck a long time back and the newer neck plates are thinner junk than they made them in the 90's so I tossed the cheap 57 RI plate in a box and threw my CS one on the 57 body. To some I guess that is unethical, but to me it's just a guitar in a case that I occasionally play. If I sell it I won't say "Custom Shop Fender" in the ad I will just chuck Fenders cost cutting cheapo thin plate back on and down the road it will go and no strat-talkers will be offended.
     
  12. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    Integrity is a rare commodity these days, which is sad, but that's a topic for another website...
     
  13. davidwhitson

    davidwhitson Strat-Talker

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    It's wrong. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
     
  14. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster

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    Now you seem to be looking for problems to create so you can try to solve them.....
     
  15. apm1991

    apm1991 Senior Stratmaster

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    My friend has a nylon string guitar he's still had since 1972
     
  16. Wrighty

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    So, keep the neck and everything else and build it around a new body. Same guitar 'cos the number's the same?
     
  17. LeicaBoss

    LeicaBoss Senior Stratmaster

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    All the hypotheticals here are kind of ignoring the basic courtesy/concept that the only entity entitled to add S/Ns to their stuff is the Manufacturer.

    The rule is simple - if Fender didn't put it there, don't you put it there.

    Easy.
     
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  18. 07 road house

    07 road house Senior Stratmaster

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    Serial number nope, just buy a fender neck like the one your replacing and play the damn thing
     
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  19. nadzab

    nadzab Play Don't Worry Silver Member

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    No, the serial number belongs to the neck. The OP's question was about fixing a serial number to a neck that didn't leave the factory with said number.
     
  20. Boris Bubbanov

    Boris Bubbanov Most Honored Senior Member

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    It would be just about as "ethical" as breaking into your neighbor's house and taking the MIA neck off his guitar and putting it on your own.

    This is all basically "stolen property". Stolen necks versus, stolen intellectual property rights and counterfeiting.

    I lock the doors to my home when my neighbors have "hypothetical" thoughts like these. :^
     
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