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One or two reasons why you shouldn’t snub your nose at MIJ fenders

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  1. Thrup'ny Bit

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    Perception. And the fact that Fender makes it's foreign suppliers build to lower specs and down to a price, so that they don't compete with it's "premier" US built instruments. The same factories building similar guitars without the "Fender" label aren't so inhibited.
     
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    I know that was the case with mim

    I noticed with the strats a definite different feel and quality

    I didn’t notice this from the mij instruments which I played

    But thank you for that answer
     
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    The old fella ran a '65 Toyota Crown (imported in 1969) until 1989 when the wiring loom went up in smoke. The dark metallic red paint had almost faded to pink though...
     
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    I work for a Japan company, trust me they don't cut corners.

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    That’s honest
    And the beginning of understanding
     
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    Hmmm it took me three reads to realize that you indeed read the article
    Thank you for your insights
    I missed it the first two go around

    Goes to show you that even the most well meant gestures can be misconstrued
     
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    I’ve just bought a Custom Shop strat. The building quality is equal to my ESP Eclipse MIJ: nothing short of excellent.
     
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    Oh yeah
    I’m
    Not at all saying MiA are substandard in any way
    Especially custom shop

    I will go
    Out on a limb and say American manufacturing is prone to a wider lemon vs perfect

    But yeah my first time playing a MIA I noticed immediately how much better it felt and sounded to a MIM that I owned and even now my latest mod was done with a MIA and I love the playability and feel of the. Neck.

    I am definitely not downing American factory fenders

    I am only pointing at the fact that from a quality point the mij should get equal billing at least

    But as other. Posters already mentioned there is already that trend

    But from what I see from scouring the used prices
    Mij are still treated as second choices to Mia
    And in my view from a mod perspective I don’t understand that

    If I’m going to swap out hardware and electronics then I have two identical products from a sound perspective and playability perspective
     
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    It says more about the people discussing guitars, than the guitars themselves, but you didn't hear that here. ;)
     
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    127.JPG

    Im happy with Japanese quality
     
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    yes
    Ibanez Artists

    below are some Ibanez Musicians 213.JPG

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    yes
    those are mine
    Ive sold a few of them
     
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    Very Nice
     
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