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1980 Fender P-bass Made in ???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by punchybass, Jul 3, 2004.


  1. I'm sure this is a stupid question. I recently purchased a 1980 Fender P-bass and would like to know if it was made in the USA. I asked sooo many questions and forgot to ask where it was made. Can someone please help. I don't even know if Fender was making anything in Japan back in 1980.
     
  2. Thanks for all your help!! :rolleyes:
    I was able to find the answer myself.
     
  3. My work here is done! :D
     
  4. And your bass was made in....???
     
  5. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Made in USA, of course.

    Fender imports didn't start until 1984-85.
     
  6. If there was no indication of the location, it probably meant that there were no other locations where Fenders were produced. I think you can use that as a rule of thumb. Well, good job finding the info!