Need help identifying a Guitar (American HS Telecaster?)

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    Ok so basically, my friend won some sort of company raffle of some sort, and he ended up winning a fender telecaster. Since he knows nothing about guitars, he texted me asking how much was it worth, where could he sell it, etc.

    He sent me a couple of pictures, and I don't recognize the exact model right away, so a little help is appreciated. Says its made in US. HS configuration with a Seymour Duncan in the Bridge. Also the bridge is interesting, it covers all around the bridge humbucker. I'm attaching a picture.


    For the record, i told him to keep it and learn guitar. He politely told me to .... off lmao.
     

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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Can't ask him for a picture of the serial number?

    My guess is that it's not stock. Someone probably owned it before.
     
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    I do have a pic of the serial number, i just wasn't sure if posting it just like that was a good idea...

    it starts with US, followed by 122.
     
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    Seems like it is USA-made, and made in the early 2012s.

    I really think it's an American Standard Tele that someone had modded. Would probably be a good idea to slacken the strings and remove the bridge and see if it was originally routed for a single coil. If that's the case, and it's in good shape, it's probably worth around $800 - $900.
     

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