Neck date

pilot

Strat-Talk Member
Mar 17, 2015
39
usa
Picked up a partscaster and the date stamps look familiar . The headstock has nothing but a Fender decal. Any ideas?
 

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sunburst_xxii

Strat-Talker
May 11, 2022
264
R86050
It looks a bit like a Made in Mexico Classic '60s Series Telecaster, in Olympic White... do you have a photo of the headstock perhaps?
 

sunburst_xxii

Strat-Talker
May 11, 2022
264
R86050
Hmmmm... if I was to guess, I'd say it *may* be a Standard Made in Mexico neck, that has had the truss-rod plug removed, and the original decal removed - and replaced with a '60s style decal... the stamps on the neck and the body DO look like Fender stamps, unless I'm mistaken... but... I just can't say with 100% certainty.

Hopefully someone else may offer another take 👍
 

pilot

Strat-Talk Member
Mar 17, 2015
39
usa
Thanks for taking the time to look, 9.5 radius with the narrower heel. Have you ever heard of fake ink stamps in the Fender font?
 

Stratoskater

Fuzz Meister General
Feb 8, 2011
11,165
Naked in NC
That headstock definitely does not look like fender. Could be the photo doing it but the contours look wrong, string tree placement is off, logo placement looks off and the truss rod hole looks like wrong shape and should have plastic plug for MIM.
 


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