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I just bought this '65 mustang and it just seems like an odd beast. I know the original finish has been removed, but there were some other interesting things about it. The headstock matches the serial numbers of '65 mustang, but there is an odd stamp on the backside of the body right near the neck joint that says 3-26-1965. I find it strange that would be printed there after the varnish had been removed. I also know the tremolo bar is new.

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The date would never have been stamped there to begin with, and even if it had been, as you've deducted there is no way it would still be there after the finish was removed. If you want to know if the neck is a real one, destring it and take off the neck. On the butt of it, it should have a date stamp and grip shape markings.

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The date would never have been stamped there to begin with, and even if it had been, as you've deducted there is no way it would still be there after the finish was removed. If you want to know if the neck is a real one, destring it and take off the neck. On the butt of it, it should have a date stamp and grip shape markings.

Looking at the pictures it looks like the body still has the clearcoat.
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