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FDP Forum / Fender Custom Shop / CS bodies made in Mexico?

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Jun 7th, 2014 01:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was recently told by a reliable source that some recent Custom Shop bodies are produced in Mexico and may not have same specs as previous vintage versions (i.e., Time Machine series, etc) that were or are cut in the Corona shop.

Can anyone confirm or deny this?

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Jun 7th, 2014 01:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you really thought your source was reliable, you wouldn't be asking this question.

just sayin'

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Jun 7th, 2014 05:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Unreliable source. Visited the factory in Corona two weeks ago and all the American series and Custom shop models are made there. Mexican bodies have three piece construction or more, up to seven pieces glued together.



Jun 9th, 2014 05:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

MIM bodies also have special markings under the pickguard, easy to recognize.


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Jul 27th, 2014 08:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd be willing to put money down in Las Vegas that your source isn't that reliable. :^)

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Sep 30th, 2014 09:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Your source might be confused by the Baja classic player tele that's CS designed but built in Mexico?

Chris Fleming's "design."

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