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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by flea claypool, Aug 5, 2009.
Like the Takamine logo, for instance?
This is a warning sign for all those in the used Fender market. It's sad realy.
Whatever man. If there is not a Fender serial and the seller is honest, then this is no issue..... Not having a serial # is a dead giveaway. This thread is about somebody who has a REAL Fender body and a Fender licensed neck who wants to put a logo on there for his own joy.
This is NOT about people who make counterfeit Fenders and sell them as Fenders. Get the theme of the thread straight guys!
Now that's realy cool
ffs listen to yourself will ya, anyone that buys any reasonable fender, (i included) is well able to re-search before spending hard earned cash.
I'm with you. Put the Fender decal on. Stick it to the man! And to all the little narcs.
If you don't take the necessary steps to ensure you're protected, you probably deserve to get hosed in a deal.
It sucks, it's cruel, but it's life. We don't live in a Utopian society where people are always kind and 100% honest about everything.
I'm not condoning fraud sales and things of that nature, but as a buyer, it's 100% your responsibility.
Good advice, but completely unrelated to this thread.
This. If you ever sell it please be completely honest with what you have. Other than that, do whatever you want with it.
I don't like the blank headstock look either, but maybe you could come up with a design you like?
It was in response to the couple of posts above mine as well as the numerous posts regarding the selling of fake Fenders. I guess I should have tied it in better.
Just curious, has anyone ever seen an instrument for sale where the seller said the decal was a fake?
You can get decal making materials on line. Put your own name on it. You can even do your own serial #.
Researched it when I was contemplating doing a warmoth.
bubble gum, or put some hair on it
No, but I have seen lots of bass necks with Fender decals where the sellers said that the necks WERE NOT Fenders.
Ok, same thing, I suppose.
But the decal in that case just says "Fender" it's not actually a Fender decal.
The guy has a Warmoth neck. I see it as taking a Miller or Budweiser bottle, filling it with a fine small-market beer and passing it off as Miller or Bud. No disrespect is intended in the analogy- Fender is a huge manufacturer and assembler of bass parts, and Warmoth is, at least in theory, a manufacturer of higher-grade replacement parts for Fenders.
Huh. Never thought about that way, but it makes complete sense. That said, I doubt that many people are going to take this approach to their custom decals.
So what approach would you take if altering the headstock is not an option- decal it as a Fender because they own the license to the shape or leave it blank?
what a tasteless idea ...
Absolutely ...... Ive seen craploads of Warmoth basses and guitars, body and neck, WITH a Fender logo and no serial....advertised as BUILT FROM WARMOTH PARTS> and priced accordingly. Warmoth, even though their quality is easily as good if not better than Fender, do not hold resale value in the same way. Its fairly easy to tell a Warmoth bass with a logo from a factory fender.... IMHO ... ITs a Fender body, with a Licensed Fender neck, copyrighted headstock and all, slap a Fender logo on there if you want to. Also ... you guys ever heard of ghost builders?
"Licensed Fender neck" is not the same thing as "Made By Fender". Period. Getting one of the "lookalikes" posted in the thread, be creative and come up with your own unique logo.
...or just buy an authentic Fender if it matters that much.
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