#1
Hey everyone

Well, I made a group last night because I was tired of all the hate of any Fender guitar that wasn't made in the USA.

So, I didn't see a group like it already, so I started the Foreign Made Fender Owners group.

So, I figured I'd make this the resource for non-MIA Fender info.

Please join!
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#3
i joined
"We play it the way the air is in America today. The air is slightly static isn't it ? You know what I mean ? " -Jimi Hendrix
#4
the MIM hss strat i have is superb. I've played my friend's squier strat and i didnt like it much at all.
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#7
Quote by Pac_man0123
I have a starcaster... lol Indonesian... does that count? I joined anyways.

That works. It's really just a "Anything Not MIA" group
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#9
Quote by voteforpedro36
I don't hate them, but I'd still prefer a MIA to a MIM. ??

Preference is way better than hate, and a lot of people seem to openly hate anything that isn't MIA.
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#10
Quote by yellowsnow4free
Preference is way better than hate, and a lot of people seem to openly hate anything that isn't MIA.


I have an Indonesian Squire, and it's pretty nice. I've played a couple others though, that haven't. The MIMs I've played have all been decent, but none compare to my MIA Deluxe. Then again, at least one MIA I played probably could have been beat by an MIM.

I only wish I could play a Japanese one.
#11
My MIM is a quality instrument, I'm delighted with it. I think I might change out the neck and middle pickups to Seymour Duncan SSL-1s (I'm not sure yet) and I've got a Hot Rails in the bridge. I love this guitar though, it's been great to me.
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#13
Quote by Anteater
My MIM is a quality instrument, I'm delighted with it. I think I might change out the neck and middle pickups to Seymour Duncan SSL-1s (I'm not sure yet) and I've got a Hot Rails in the bridge. I love this guitar though, it's been great to me.

I agree completely; I love my MIM.

Keep in mind though, a lot of MIA owners upgrade the pickups too
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#14
I got a MIM tele that I adore and intend to keep, which is the only electric I own that is not for sale. I've had countless others that were great. I would join your group, but I'm sorta betting that this is directed at me , for saying I can't justify paying MSRP on guitars that take such a hit in value upon purchase. I truly apologize for kicking off a flame war; I guess I am the only guy who actively trades a lot of gear, and purchases with resale value in mind.
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#15
Quote by millerdrr
I got a MIM tele that I adore and intend to keep, which is the only electric I own that is not for sale. I've had countless others that were great. I would join your group, but I'm sorta betting that this is directed at me , for saying I can't justify paying MSRP on guitars that take such a hit in value upon purchase. I truly apologize for kicking off a flame war; I guess I am the only guy who actively trades a lot of gear, and purchases with resale value in mind.

Maybe try looking for one with personal attachment to instead of resale value, that will justify the price no matter what

#16
Quote by lefthandman9876
to be fair all the experiences i have had with non usa fenders have been dissapointing, MIM especially, i have been pretty vocal about how much better the squier standerds are to fender mexico

USA fender FTW sadly.


I'm sorry, but that is idiotic. I compared my MIM to a bunch of USA Standards since those were in my pricerange at the time, and I went with this thing and a new amp because I can deal with 21 frets and a 6-point. The quality, in my experiences, as long as you get a gem, is more or less the same.
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#17
Quote by Pac_man0123
Maybe try looking for one with personal attachment to instead of resale value, that will justify the price no matter what



The ones on my profile are the ones that I would never sell, even though I freely admit some are not exactly ever going to be highly sought collectibles.

A cheers smiley? Does that mean I'm forgiven?
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#18
I would never play a MIA Fender. I prefer Squier MIJs and Fneder MIJs. There are a couple of Indonesian-made Squiers I'd play too.
#19
I'll take the Pepsi challenge with my 80s MIJ Strat against an MIA Strat any day of the ****ing week.
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#20
Quote by Vecheka
I'll take the Pepsi challenge with my 80s MIJ Strat against an MIA Strat any day of the ****ing week.

**** yeah!

I'd even take the challenge with my 1999 MIM; that thing is really a gem. The neck is smoother than any MIA I've ever played and the pickups have a lot of power.
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#22
Quote by Mazzakazza
They're all foreign, I'm in the UK.

lol I never thought of that

I guess if it was made outside of the USA (foreign in relation to Fender USA), that's what I was going for.

Do I need to change the name now?
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#23
^
lol

I've got a CIJ Aerodyne Strat, and believe me, it's the canines testicles, beats those foreign MIA and MIM
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#24
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#25
Quote by DeltaFunk
2009 Upgrade Made in Mexico Standard Stratocaster FTMFW

Yeah, I think they upgraded to a better trembolo in 2009
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#26
^You changed your avatar!

Anyway, I love my Squier.
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#27
My Fender Mustang and Jaguar are both CIJ.
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Quote by yellowsnow4free
**** yeah!

I'd even take the challenge with my 1999 MIM; that thing is really a gem. The neck is smoother than any MIA I've ever played and the pickups have a lot of power.


I'm with ya, my '96 MIM is the same way. Buttery smooth neck and fretboard, and great tone with the stock pickups.
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#32
This thread needs more porn. Here's my 86' MiJ Tele:

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#33
I love my MIK Fender. Quality is very good [although the neck was a tiny bit bent, but it was easily sorted out, and plays wonderfully].
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#34
MINE!

I had a wine red Mexi HSS before this beauty, but I ditched it quick.

Anyhow, MIA strats are hella overpriced IMO. As nice as they are, they never feel and in some cases sound like the $1,2,3K they charge for them.

Close your eyes and hold a well made MIM, MIJ Strat and you cant tell the difference at all from a MIA. Anyone who says they can is lying.
#35
I just got a 2002 MIM Strat. I freakin love it. I set it up myself. It was kinda bad when I got it, but I made some string height changes, intonation changes, adjusted the tremolo, and it was great. But the strings still felt a little high. Last night I adjusted the truss rod, and it's unbelievable now. Action is so low I was blown away. I'm in love with it. Stays in tune after tremolo/bending and I put some new GHS Boomers on it and I am absolutely loving it.