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Can we agree that "MIM" is not a model?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by archetype, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Correct.

    Fender MIM = Make / Brand. Just as Fender MIA or Fender Squier is the Make/Brand, not the Model.
     
  2. Martins Strat

    Martins Strat Strat-Talker

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    Erm isn’t it...

    FMIC = company
    Fender = brand
    Stratocaster = product line
    Professional/Elite etc = model
    America/Mexico = country of manufacture
     
  3. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Senior Stratmaster

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    Yea but there are Squiers, MIMs and MIAs. That's the first thing we use to identify a guitar on stage, for sale, new acquisition by a buddy, etc. I've got four Squiers, couple MIMs, and no MIAs. I do have American electronics/pickups in some of them.

    PS - forgot the MIJ's. They aren't on my radar, but reasonably deserve distinction.
     
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  4. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    Will 4 pints do?
     
  5. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG Strat-Talker

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    I bet most people, not the people that frequent sites like this, has no idea what model they bought or are buying. & if they did they forgot or will forget when they decide to sell it, or stumble upon sites like this to ask what they bought.
     
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  6. chicago slim

    chicago slim Strat-O-Master

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    What gets me is people using SE, and expecting people to know what they are talking about. If they are referring to Special Edition, then they need to fill in a lot more information.
     
  7. fenderguy4life

    fenderguy4life Strat-Talk Member

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    Same. Although I have a MIM Standard FSR. So she's special.
    :D
     
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