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    Hello, I am looking at maybe buying a used tele off a guitar center website. There are no pics and no serial number. The body and neck are from 93. Is it normal for a fender to not have a serial number? I am worried it my be a knock off.
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    Tiki, I would think it would have a serial number if it was American, Mexican or Chinese. More importantly I believe I would try to gather more info about it before considering a purchase. I would have to see some good pics before buying anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CustomWes View Post
    Tiki, I would think it would have a serial number if it was American, Mexican or Chinese. More importantly I believe I would try to gather more info about it before considering a purchase. I would have to see some good pics before buying anything.
    The body has the stamp 52 tele. It has a humbucker in the neck and hot rails in bridge. The bridge is modified for the hot rails.

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    Well, with those pickups it is far from stock! Not like that is a bad thing. But any guitar from a Guitar Center should have a serial number or they would tell you if it is a partscaster, which is another possibility.
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    I think the serial is on the original bridge. It's a different bridge because of the hot rails so I guess I'll never no which means i'll pass.

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    It might have been an awesome player, but no one would remove the numbered bridge plate if that was its only identification. I believe the total lack of any "authentic" numbering probably means its a "partscaster"... "not that there's anything wrong with that." But to me, the lack of disclosure speaks to the honesty of the seller....
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