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Fender made in China
« on: December 25, 2013, 09:31:26 AM »
I am so tired of seeing the "made in china" words on everything I buy.
I got a Fender guitar for Rev. Sarah this Christmas.  To my horror the words "made in china" were the first thing that we saw as we opened the package.  The tag inside the guitar said "manufactured to Fender specifications"  Those words don't make it a legitimate Fender in my view.
How can they legally call this a Fender?  This was not a cheap guitar so I had no reason to think it was a rip off.  She really likes the guitar but I am still tempted to send it back.
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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 09:52:50 AM »
That IS a shock to me, too! :embarassed: :embarassed: :embarassed:
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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 10:03:14 AM »
I could elaborate on this subject until the cows come home but I don't want it to go to the wood shed .I just wish it were law that the country of origin be more openly displayed on items .I've been surprised myself a time or three from items I thought were produced in the northern portion of North America but proved to be other wise .

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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2013, 03:20:05 PM »
I bought one of those about five years ago. If I remember right they cost about three times more to get one made in the USA. I'm not sure if any fender guitars are produced here anymore. It's a real shame. You can't find much that isn't "Made in China" anymore.
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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2013, 10:40:11 PM »
it is hard to get anything any more that is not made in china. seems that it used to be made in japan.
 i read about someone that needed a headlight for his Cadillac. he went to the dealer wanting a genuine Cadillac part. when he opened the box it was marked made in china.

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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 12:23:19 AM »
My neighbor is a mechanic for an American car dealership.  She is all time complaining about Chinese parts.  Some things are good but some are not. They don't line up well sometimes etc.   A mechanic friend of his describes them as the 'Chinese powdered Golfball'.

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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 08:49:34 AM »


Search this topic a bit on Google,
Lots of rumbling about Chinese manufacture, fakes, etc
Searched a bit on Martin Guitars, same questions/issues along with Employee discontent.

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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 10:34:48 AM »
To bad that you can't always see where the product is made before purchasing. Have some garlic seasoning that I have just noticed that was packaged here, but was made in china. Out to the trash with that because I have seen to many ugly situations of products that we eat and how its processed. Its scary. Was in Nashville for Christmas and was in Christmas store at Opryland hotel, all the tree ornaments were made in china disgusting. Just purchased a new taillight for my truck,oem it said, just got it and it was made in taiwan. Its all about profit anymore without safety and pride of being made in the USA. bg

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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013, 02:28:40 PM »
Problem is not so much simply a "Made in China" issue.

It's "Made by the lowest bidder, in China" when things get suspect...

Yes there is a lot of junk coming out of Chinese factories, because a lot of people still buy mostly on cost.

There is now plenty of high end gear being made in China, Stilh, Apple, Samsung etc. But these aren't cheap junk. Top end cell phones, tablets etc. If you want the Chinese to make you cheap junk, they will certainly oblige. Or pay the full price, and get the better gear.

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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2013, 03:49:06 PM »
Was in Nashville for Christmas and was in Christmas store at Opryland hotel, all the tree ornaments were made in china disgusting. J

I was in Walmart last year looking at where the ornaments were made and lights. All I seen was made in USA on the boxes. So it's still here, just avoid the discount stores. Walmart in Canada is not the lowest price. Canadian Tire is one place I stopped going to unless it's finish or glue made here in Canada/USA. Sand paper is just junk as with all their tools.

Mom bought a new blender. Took it apart and washed it. Tried it with water in it, water run out of it like a tap. Had one years ago to, did the same thing. All Chinese junk.

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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2013, 04:11:06 PM »
Now Swampish how can you buy USA made stuff up yonder in the frozen north country when we can't even find it here ?

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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2013, 05:50:16 PM »
Dunster's Molasses donuts are made here in Sussex, NB. But we can't buy them here, we can buy them in Maine. Another puzzler for the big noodle. :D

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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2013, 06:02:27 PM »
Obviously they want you to pay sales taxes in Maine .That wasn't so hard. Next question . ;D

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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2013, 06:20:16 PM »
According to one Danish wood turner, the best peppermill parts are made in Denmark. He has to have them imported from the US. :D
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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2013, 07:22:54 PM »
Well look at Jack Daniels a highly over rated whiskey in my opinion .Made in Lynchburg Tenn .They make it there but you can't drink it there ,dry county . Tea totalers or so they pontificate .

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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2013, 09:31:40 PM »
It can say made in the usa, china, Taiwan or mexico.  Seems like 90% of what you buy now is junk. 
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« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2013, 09:38:02 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2013, 09:53:49 PM »
Being such a Duddly DoRight kind of guy I never touch the stuff myself .

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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2013, 11:19:02 PM »
I thought fender only made USA and Mexico? and Squier was the China brand. am I not correct? I only play Fender Mexican bass. I cannot afford a USA. $1250 for a bass or $1250 for a skidder chain or a real top notch saw..hmmm ;)
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Re: Fender made in China
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2013, 07:30:04 AM »
According to Sam Ash music, a Squier is made in China, a standard Fender is made in Mexico, and an American Fender is made in California. Ya want a nice one? Get one from their custom shop. Bring money, though!

As far as buying American made stuff- that ship has pretty much sailed. The factories and the know-how are just about gone.
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