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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Fender Discontinues MIM Standard Strats - Debuts MIM Player Series.

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5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Jun 21st, 2018 05:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

ejm - I wonder why Fender is not being very transparent about where they're made? Marketing ploy?

Leftee
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Jun 21st, 2018 05:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

"I wonder why Fender is not being very transparent about where they're made? Marketing ploy?"

Yep!

There was absolutely no need to do it. But they did.

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Jun 21st, 2018 05:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

I suspect an upcoming sale on the lefty Standards, though. There are still plenty of those in the marketplace.

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Jun 21st, 2018 07:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

Could be that with the current political climate, Mexico (and Canada) have become big-time scapegoats for certain folks. I'll stop there...

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American-made in Oz!!
Jun 21st, 2018 04:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

Leftee, that graphic in your link reminded me...

Australia being part of the "Commonwealth", we get a fair number of Canadians down here.

If ever you want to stir them up, just ask them if they're North American!!! They hate that!


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Jun 21st, 2018 04:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

The U.S. is the middle of the North American sammich.

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GospelBilly!
Jun 22nd, 2018 05:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

(:oD

And New Mexico is in Mexico, right? (;oD

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Poured Volume
Jun 22nd, 2018 06:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

No! It's *in* the U.S. but it *is* Mexico, just newer!

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Jun 22nd, 2018 07:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

"And New Mexico is in Mexico, right? (;oD "

Most folks don't even know we exist. So might as well be...

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GospelBilly!
Jun 23rd, 2018 06:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

(:oD

Joe Potts
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I'm an old guitar hassler
Jun 24th, 2018 03:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

I give Fender credit for offering it in 7 colors! I’ve been grumping for years about their usual 1,2, or 3 colors they usually offer.

It also comes SSS, HSS, or HSH. Yikes! Variety!

93greenstrat

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Jun 25th, 2018 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

I did try out one of the HSS models over the weekend and it was good playing, great sounding Strat. Basically, these guitars have a whole lot in common with the MIA Pro Series that the gap has been narrowed considerably. Bout versions have 22-frets, 2-point vibratos, and the MIM now has the tone control wired to the bridge pick up...and with Alnico pick ups too. I now have to wonder if its worth to spend about twice the money for the American Professional when the new MIM offers pretty much the same thing (although I have not done a thorough comparison between the two).

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Jun 25th, 2018 08:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I now have to wonder if its worth to spend about twice the money for the American Professional when the new MIM offers pretty much the same thing..."
- 93greenstrat

I read (on the internet, of course) that this could be part of Gibson's financial woes....why buy the expensive Gibson when the much less expensive Epiphone is a pretty damn good guitar? Is Fender shooting themselves in the foot by making the Player "too good"? An American Strat is still a lot less than most Gibsons so maybe it won't have the same effect.

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Poured Volume
Jul 1st, 2018 06:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

They might have set it up to where the overhead is the same or even more on the less expensive guitar. Not likely, but possible.

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Jul 1st, 2018 07:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

Gibson’s problems stemmed from all the other business they tried to play in.

reverendrob
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Jul 9th, 2018 12:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yea, Gibson's guitar end of things has been profitable this whole time.

And they're putting out MIA set-neck guitars with..a lot more time invested than the bolt-on babies we know and love...for cheaper in a lot of areas.


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Jul 16th, 2018 08:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

Sooo….has Fender ever had a color called "Tidepool" before, or is this something new?

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Jul 17th, 2018 09:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

I’d never heard of it before these. That doesn’t mean they haven’t used it, though.

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American-made in Oz!!
Jul 17th, 2018 04:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

"...has Fender ever had a color called "Tidepool" before.."

"I’d never heard of it before these. That doesn’t mean they haven’t used it, though."

Yeah, could be the whole Arctic White/Olympic White/Alpine White thing...


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GospelBilly!
Jul 18th, 2018 06:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

I own 2 pearl white Am Dlx HSS Strats which is yet another color of WHITE.

ps - I installed a gold pickguard on one of these so they're not exactly the same looking. See, I'm not totally nuts! (;oD

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