Japanese thinline on ebay

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  1. singular

    singular Member

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    spotted this CIJ thinline on ebay and thought,wow looks great,until i looked closer and saw the humbucker had no fender logo on it.the tag hanging on the neck also looks like "crafted in japan" has been photo-shopped onto it (badly), or am i just imagining it?im not familiar with the Jap versions but to me this looks like a real scam. "thinline special telecaster" sounds laughable to me,real or fake?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120242559937&_trksid=p3907.m32&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching
     
  2. Robert1950

    Robert1950 Member

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    This guy is well known Japanese eBay guy. Check the feedback.
     
  3. ChmpgnSupernover

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    The tag is not photoshopped on there, to the best of my knowledge. If you look at the picture that shows the close up on the headstock/bottom half of the neck along with a nice shot of the tag you can see pretty clearly and it doesn't looked 'shopped at all.
     
  4. singular

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    of course, the feedback.
    thank you,sorry its late here and i didnt know whether to be excited about the guitar or sceptical.thank you.
     
  5. singular

    singular Member

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    my mistake, there was just something about it when i looked first seemed odd.
     
  6. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    The first step to getting a guitar cheap on ebay is convincing everyone else that its fake and a ripoff ;)
     
  7. woof*

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    he is a very well known japan ebayer. i've purchased guitars from him and he's always been honest and a fast shipper.
     
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    Tak at Katana guitars is very cool...you won't have any issues in dealing with him.
     
  9. Speed_Racer71

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    bought my Edwards Lp from him..fast shipping and the guitar was packed very well. took me a while to cut all the bubble wrap off
     
  10. singular

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    thanks guys,its much appreciated.i wish id just known of this guy before i bought a MIM thinline,gonna see if i can sell it and go the Japanese route.
     
  11. biggreen

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    sorry, wrong post
     
  12. got tone

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    and he always seems to get the cool, odd-ball, one of a kind's. He must spend a lot a time finding these jems (prob why he never answers emails). I've come close to buying one of his - many times! No worries with this guy.
     

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