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Fender....in trouble?

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


  1. Axtman

    Axtman Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Seattle, Washington
    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

    uOpt Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2008
    Boston, MA, USA
    This has been going on for a while, along with their buddies Guitar Center.
     
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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

    nanymoa

    Oct 22, 2010
    I think people has started to realize that Ford is not the only car manufacturer around.
     
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  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    Don't you believe it.
     
  7. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    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
     
  8. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

    Oct 18, 2012
    Houston Tx
    If they do go under someone will just buy em out anyway. Fender is a big brand with lots of things attached to it.
     
  9. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    If things get too bad they'll regroup and put little "Backed by Squier" stickers on the back to make the customers feel better.
     
  10. Einherjar

    Einherjar

    Dec 1, 2012
    Lakewood, CO
    I laughed. :p
     
  11. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

    May 16, 2012
    Louisville KY
    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.
     
  12. Hi.

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















    ;)

    Regards
    Sam
     
  13. bungletrpg

    bungletrpg Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2013
    Redlands, CA
    Source?
     
  14. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

    May 16, 2012
    Louisville KY
    Seriously? I guess I shoulda used a few of these: ;);)
     
  15. Hi.

    Never, EVER underestimate the need for a smiley.

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

    Regards
    Sam
     
  16. bungletrpg

    bungletrpg Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2013
    Redlands, CA
    :(
     
  17. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

    May 16, 2012
    Louisville KY

    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?!!!!!!!!!!................................................................................





























































    ;)
     
  18. huckleberry1

    huckleberry1

    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    Disclosures:
    student
    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...
     
  19. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass Supporting Member

    Maybe Genz Benz will pull a leveraged buyout.
     
  20. That would certainly see an end to new colours. "Would sir like a black p bass, or a silver j bass?" :D
     
  21. skychief

    skychief Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    If they do, Im sittin' on a gold mine. (2 strats, 2 tele's, 3 Jazz's & 1 "P".)