If you can clearly see the edges of the sticker (unless it is a very old Fender), and it looks like it was just slapped on there and not lacquered-over, you have a fake.
Remember, you can purchase Fender head stock logos and icons online, apply them to a cheap, generic neck, and fool a lot of people. Examine the guitar’s body at the juncture of the neck and the body.
If you can detect any pixelation in the sticker characters under a magnifying glass, then you have a fake Fender.
Also, a proper Fender headstock looks finished and smooth.
In November 2003, Fender announced that 100 guitars would be made, priced at ,000 each, all made by John Cruz.
The guitar debuted at the winter NAMM show January 15-18, 2004.
Read all about the guitars we love in the first printing of the book the cronicles the history and the guitars produced by this USA guitar maker.The last new (old stock) American made acoustic finally was sold around 1980.This was after I borrowed it to travel across country.How many beginning players had a sunburst Stella by Harmony to learn on?My experience with these guitars goes back to the early 60's.It is hard to imagine today, but in the early 1960’s having an electric guitar in your home was rare.