I like Mexican fenders

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  1. bucklester

    bucklester Senior Member

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    You'll get no argument from me. I have two of them, a Tele and a Strat.
     
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    Cozmik Cowboy Senior Member

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    I like Mexican Fenders - but sorry, not even a '59 Fender could get me to watch a Weezer vid.......:facepalm:
     
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    Jeremiah The Worst Premium Member

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    I love my '72 Telecaster Custom. I'm looking forward to adding a Classic Series '70 to my collection. I love Fender for making those '70s construction techniques available in their current production line.
     
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    (imo) A used MIM is always a good bet. Plenty out there and they Rock!
     
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    pmonk Senior Member

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    X2! I have a 1979 hard tail with a rosewood neck, but it was such a an anchor (plus I realized I do not like hard tails). Got me one of them classic series '70 3 bolt bodies in Olympic white and its by far one of my fave Strats.
     
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    Jeremiah The Worst Premium Member

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    It is timely that you posted this. I JUST was able to buy a Classic Series 70 strat. This one is black with a maple neck, which I'd never seen before, so it is possible that someone refinished a natural. It comes on Friday, already bought Kluson Revolution tuners (I made that change to my 72 Tele Custom) and to jazz it up, I bought green keystone tips. The previous owner threw graphtech saddles on it, which I would have done anyway. Cannot wait to plug it in!
     
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    My #1 is a MIM Strat. I threw some Fender noiseless pups in there, courtesy of @DarrellV, and it's just perfect. Feels right, plays right, sounds right. Must be right. Leo Fender knew what he was doing.
     
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    Almost for sure a refinish. They've only come in Natural, burst or Olympic White since they were introduced. I used to own a Natural and loved it, and thinking of getting another this year.

    Love love LOVE that guitar!
     
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    If you can't find one that suits you... build one!
    1995 MIM Fender Maple neck
    2002 MIM Fender Off White body
    Fender locking tuners
    Fender 57/62 pickups
    Fender knobs
    MIM Fender Bridge with high mass block
    MIM Fender 3 ply PG with high end components and cloth pullback wiring
    Dunlop Strap locks

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    I love my mim Strat....I’ll never sell it!

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    scozz Senior Member

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    You guys know the old saying about Mexican Strats...

    ...”the only difference between a Mexican Strat and a American Strat is about 90 miles”
     
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    Down to one MIM tele... but kinda wish hadn't sold the others. They were all dang good guitars.

    I tend to key in on the FSR (Fender special run) MIMs... not sure if any better in general, however have yet to come across a bad one.
     

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