Dating mexican made fender
I spent a couple of hours trying out Fenders - not Squiers - from US, Mexico, Japan and China and from a craftsman's point of view I thought the Chinese guitar held its own as a professional instrument - in fact I preferred it to the US Standard Tele (but that's mostly 'cos I don't like satin neck finishes). The people of Japan still have eyes half closed from Little Boy and Fat Man, the winds carried the bomb dust to China made eyes at angle and messed up guitars. Tell your kids a story about when you were a kid, long ago that was legal. DR KP Moore I went over almost all the reasons for poorly made product made in China. Don't know where you got your information from but it's wrong....I was round at a mates the other day comparing his USA 52 RI Tele to my recently acquired 60s Mex Tele. We will never grasp the eastern mind and the very complex Western. I may be late to the party but last I heard (and kand find), genuine Fender guitars are only made in 3 countries: USA, Japan, & Mexio. Its not a matter of to each his own is a question of ignorance and stupidity.And after a little work on set up those guitars play and sound awesome.I hate to say it, but I would put them up against any other Fender Stratocasters out there.I've tried a couple and thought they were very nice guitars and certainly better value for money than anything made in Japan, Mexico or the US. Fender's top end guitars are manufactured in the U.S., Japan, and Mexico and are made with much better materials, hardware and electronic components installed than Squiers made in China.
Nothing wrong with a Squier, but lets face it, you get what you pay for. I would agree with you, I thought the modern player just as good as the corona tele's.
You might argue that mine is an anomaly or something of that sort.
So, you can't afford that '54 Strat, or that '64, or even that '74 for that matter.
Please post more, we would love to benefit from your knowledge and your years of hands-on experience. 74 Gibson Les Paul, 76 Fender Strat and a couple of Fender Squires.
The Squires, one made in China and one in Indonesia.