NOPE, zero zip, as far as any connection to Fender. If it was FENDER it would ALWAYS have the trademarked Fender script logo, NO exceptions
Maybe it's a prewar Fender Style 1 conversion thingy.... haha
First "counterfeit" Fender I've ever seen !
desert rose , the Concert Tones had the Fender name within a banner. I know this is just a lapse on your part. But yes, that is not a Fender neck. And even the flange is wrong. Original Fender flanges had round holes, holdovers from Salstrom banjos.
Jim yes of course you are correct, my " always " was mentally focusing on post Fullerton stuff such as Korean and Chinese. They are extremely careful about branding the off shore stuff. Back in the Artist and Concertone days, banjos were just a pain in the backside to us and branding wasnt a concern with Asia yet to wake up
That being said the banjo in question here is a god know what? instrument, not Fender in any incarnation
Thanks for verifying my suspicion. Nothing about the instrument indicates Fender...but who in their right mind would go to the trouble to try to make it appear so. Guess not all banjo players are in their right mind. Thanks for your help, fellas!
If it was done inside a portable shelter with canvas walls, then they can be charged with doing it within tent to deceive.
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