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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 05:47 PM
Hikey Mikey
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Re: American special series

Japanese Fenders are great guitars, underappreciated by the world at large but highly regarded by many people who know them. I really doubt a 2008 is MIJ, as far as I know, recent Fenders are made in the USA, Mexico, or Korea. China for the Squiers. If you find a MIJ Fender from the Nineties, even a Squier, those are the good ones.

I don't know exactly what the hardware quality level on the American Special is but they are nice guitars. Pickups (Texas Specials, I think) sound great and the finish is gorgeous. Gloss urethane.


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