WHo knows about Mexcio Fender Strats?

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WHo knows about Mexcio Fender Strats?

Postby Clanger on Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:16 pm

Just wondering if anyone knows of a good resource about MIM Strats?

I just picked up a '93/94 and was wondering what changes/options there have been over the years..

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Re: WHo knows about Mexcio Fender Strats?

Postby Seby on Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:51 am

These are the good ones!

Everything was made in the US, and they were just screwed together in Mexico. The more recent ones are actually manufactured there. I've worked on a recentish Mexican tele custom and it is the shoddiest piece of junk I have seen in a while.
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Re: WHo knows about Mexcio Fender Strats?

Postby LD50 on Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:54 am

I had a new Fiesta red maple board 50's one about 12-3 years ago, could never quite bond with it and found a MIJ '62 RI with RW board and CS pups that I still have (you might have played it when it was in need of a re-string?). Playing it much more recently (in E flat with wah and fuzz :wink: )

The MIM was well made and sounded pretty good. My son has a MIM 5-string Jazz that is excellent although we put Wizard PUPs in and a series parallel switch for some P-bass tones.

I think a lot of the MIMs are good value, from Seby's experience not all!
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Re: WHo knows about Mexcio Fender Strats?

Postby Clanger on Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:08 pm

Thanks for the replies guys!

LD yes I remember playing your strat!

Interesting then that this one is made from american parts. Seby, do you know when the transition was? I was impressed by mine overall. It's a quality piece. String saddles have 'Fender' on them which I don't see on later ones, also it is a nicely done tobacco sunburst which allows a good view of the grain and assures me it is a one piece body.

Most interesting though is that it has a dual gang TBX style tone pot for the mid and bridge pickup. I can't work out if it is original or not?!

Anyway I'm liking it! I'll try to remember to get a shot up soon.

I guess I need a link to some orginal 90's brochures or other marketing info.
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Re: WHo knows about Mexcio Fender Strats?

Postby Seby on Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:02 pm

Sorry =( I've no idea of the transition date/period. : /
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