Re: Fender Strat, Crafted in China, new for $399... now bitch about gibson and maple
me thinks these chinese fenders are targeted at china itself. china is huge market. I think its a good move for Fender to market their stuff there. re-branding it from "squier" to "fender" is a good marketing move to make their products more appealing to the brand-conscious chinese...
i think most people already realise that but just saying you know. I don't think Fender is compromising its brand integrity. Its protecting it, by doing this they are effectively killing off the fake fenders in china.