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Fender....in trouble?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Axtman, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Axtman

    Axtman Supporting Member

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    I heard from a pretty reliable source that Fender may be in financial trouble. Hard to believe that this American institution would close up shop. Anybody know anything?
  2. uOpt

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    This has been going on for a while, along with their buddies Guitar Center.
  3. mmbongo

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    They don't have enough signature models, that's the problem.
  4. nanymoa

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    I think people has started to realize that Ford is not the only car manufacturer around.
  5. mellowinman

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    Don't you believe it.
  6. mpdd

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    it's like toyota, you can buy a guitar and keep it for a really long time, if you have an awesome 79 bass or car, you don't need to buy a new one repeatedly
  7. JellinWellen

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    If they do go under someone will just buy em out anyway. Fender is a big brand with lots of things attached to it.
  8. GlennW

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    If things get too bad they'll regroup and put little "Backed by Squier" stickers on the back to make the customers feel better.
  9. Einherjar

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    I laughed. :p
  10. Bert Slide

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    I heard that Chinese labor was getting too expensive and the labor and environmental regs are getting too restrictive so they will be moving all production to Texas to cut costs.
  11. T-Bird

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    Hi.

    That institution would probably close up the National museums, Parks and Monuments for a while before doing something major like that.















    ;)

    Regards
    Sam
  12. bungletrpg

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    Source?
  13. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

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    Seriously? I guess I shoulda used a few of these: ;);)
  14. T-Bird

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    Hi.

    Never, EVER underestimate the need for a smiley.

    If in doubt, use one just in case :).

    Regards
    Sam
  15. bungletrpg

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    :(
  16. Bert Slide

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    I know but I try to avoid them because they give me flashbacks from some bad smiley face acid I ate at a Jane's Addiction show back in the '80's.....................................wait.................did you hear that?...........................................Holy Sheet!..............someone help me!.................................there's an 80 ft. tall Perry Farrell outside and he's got an army of midgets riding John Deere tractors and .............................WHO LET THAT PTERODACTYL IN HERE?!!!!!!!!!!................................................................................





























































    ;)
  17. huckleberry1

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    yep, just modded a n MIM Fender Jazz 5 & made a payment on a brand new Fender American Precision 5, I must be getting a deal cause everybody is goin under...
  18. Ukiah Bass

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    Maybe Genz Benz will pull a leveraged buyout.
  19. Bassic Playing

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    That would certainly see an end to new colours. "Would sir like a black p bass, or a silver j bass?" :D
  20. skychief

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    If they do, Im sittin' on a gold mine. (2 strats, 2 tele's, 3 Jazz's & 1 "P".)

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