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Old 04-16-2012, 01:21 AM   #1
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Fender Telecaster repair estimation

Today I got a MIM Fender Telecaster for free, was told it was a '65, doubtful, but it feels good. The neck is a little messed up, though, and I'd like to get it repaired. How much do you think the average repair shop would charge to fix this?

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Old 04-16-2012, 01:25 AM   #2
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is that a crack?

if so, you're gonna need to replace the neck. a good neck from warmoth could cost you anywhere from $150 to $400.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:49 AM   #4
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Check on ebay for a new neck. It all dependes in wat you find.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:51 AM   #5
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or you can take off a neck from a shitty chinese guitar and use that for a while?
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:48 AM   #6
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Today I got a MIM Fender Telecaster for free, was told it was a '65, doubtful, but it feels good. The neck is a little messed up, though, and I'd like to get it repaired. How much do you think the average repair shop would charge to fix this?



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Old 04-16-2012, 06:17 AM   #7
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First of all, MIM Telecasters weren't around back in 1965 just to clarify that. Secondly, if you play your cards right, you can go on E-Bay and probably find a replacement neck for around $ 125-$175.00 used from one of the many dealers that post on there on a regular basis. That's for a MIM Fender neck. It would cost you probably around under a $100.00 or so for a Squier Standard Tele neck, which aren't that bad IMO. If money is a issue, get one of those and look on the net for a Fender telecaster headstock waterslide decal. Problem solved !
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:35 AM   #8
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Is that a crack or what is it? Weird place for the neck to crack right there.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:56 PM   #9
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be sure the neck is compatible with your body, i don't know if a squire neck would go on an MIM's body. other than that get the new neck and have to do a little shiiming.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:26 PM   #10
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Well, if it's MIM, it's not a '65. They didn't start making them in Mexico until at least 20 years after that.

In regards to the crack, get a new neck.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:44 PM   #11
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to come to think about it is if i was stuck with a guitar with that fracture, i would try to repair it. shoot some wood glue in there, drill shallow wholes in the back to inject with glue on, and if you clamp it properly you may have a fix.

while this may not work, i certainly would do the above just to learn and for the experience.

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to come to think about it is if i was stuck with a guitar with that fracture, i would try to repair it. shoot some wood glue in there, drill shallow wholes in the back to inject with glue on, and if you clamp it properly you may have a fix.

while this may not work, i certainly would do the above just to learn and for the experience.

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