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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / American Vintage basses discontinued?



Jan 4th, 2018 08:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

all links to the vintage series basses are gone on Fender's website, and only the guitars show up via external searches. Fender recently announced a change in its product development management.

Barroom gossip has it that the Squier Classic Vibe and MIM Classic series build quality seriously eroded the market for the American Vintage basses. Anybody know anything different?



Jan 4th, 2018 01:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

I thought I heard suggestion that it may be renamed American Classic, and perhaps with different years.

L. Nedmundo


Jan 16th, 2018 06:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

Looks like it's changed to the American Original series.

Jeff Scott

On a spinning rock

Jan 16th, 2018 06:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

FMIC - Always On The Move!

Danny Nader


You should have been there!
Jan 16th, 2018 09:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Just a branding exercise. Fender American Original is indeed the new brand.


A peek here . . .

(This message was last edited by Danny Nader at 11:54 PM, Jan 16th, 2018)



Jan 22nd, 2018 08:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

So sad. I remember in the early 60's how a Fender was just that. There was no pretzel twisting effort to try to create a new newer newest model of the same thing. Marketing, pssh.

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Snohomish WA USA

Look at Them Beans!
Jan 23rd, 2018 04:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

Next line to be announced will be:

The New Originals




Feb 16th, 2018 07:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

Love my AV (1994) 62 RI Jazz bass, and my 1999 62 AV P bass, ain't partin' with either of them.

I think what's happened to the AV line is they are getting to close in price to the Custom Shop models.


Colorado USA

Apr 4th, 2018 10:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm glad I got a sunburst American Vintage P Bass last year. The sunburst finish on the American Vintage is more authentic than what I'm seeing on the American Original series.

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