So you need to figure out the year of production for your Fender guitar or bass. You're not alone. Fenders rank as the most frequently bought and sold instruments on Reverb , and finding a precise date of manufacture can be key to determining the value and specifics of an instrument. The most important thing to keep in mind when dating a Fender is the highly modular nature of the designs. Like Henry Ford, part of Leo Fender's genius was in optimizing the company's production efficiency.
Quality of Japanese Fender Jazz Bass?
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Fender Japan, Ltd. The collaboration began in and ended on March 31, , with Fender's launch of Fender Music Corporation Japan taking over the Japanese business effective April 1, with a Fender-manufactured product line. In the late s, Fender was facing competition from lower-priced Japanese-made guitars. The higher-priced Fender guitars were made in the United States and could not compete directly with Japanese-made Fender copies. Since Japanese labor and production costs were much lower than in the United States, Fender moved the lower-priced Fender guitar production to Japan and began negotiations with several Japanese musical instrument distributors. In March , Fender Japan, Ltd.
Quality of Japanese Fender Jazz Bass? Sep 7, 1. Im currently considering buying a japanese fender jazz and was just wondering if there would be any major drawbacks of the 90's japanese version compared to an american version. I am also curious to know if there is major differences between the 80's and 90's models. Sep 7, 2.