Fender naming question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by silent method, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Ok I know MIM is made in Mexico and MIA is made in America and MIJ is made in Japan

    now what is CIM CIA and CIJ and what are the differances of each?

  2. Copulating Insane Monkeys
    Counterterrorist Infant Apartheid
    Crafted In Japan

    I might be wrong on the first two.
  3. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    thanks , i needed a good laugh !!
  4. no... i'm pretty sure the first 2 are right
  5. bass_drum


    Feb 13, 2005
    whats the difference between MIJ and CIJ?
  6. One's Made in...the other's Crafted in.

    It's glossy marketing. One could say that a Fender Jazz was Crafted in America by Leo Fender, but subsequent releases of the bass were Made in Japan/Mexico, etc.

    Whereas the Warwick Corvette was Crafted in Germany, but the Warwick 'Rockbass' Corvette is Made in Korea.
  7. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    MIJ were made in Japan, originally for export to the US.

    CIJ are made in Japan, with Japan as the main market for sales.
  8. what one usually has better build quality? CIJ or MIJ??
  9. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    They're both good.

    Fender stopped the MIJ stuff because it was competing with and canibalizing the MIA stuff, if that gives you an idea...

    ...the CIJ stuff is intended for the Japanese market, and they're known for good attention to detail and fit/finish. My personal feeling is that the CIJ stuff is probably a bit better than the MIJ stuff...especially when it comes to the electronics. I find that that's where the MIJ line made up it's lower price.

    If you do a search, you'll find more info...I know there have been a few recent threads about the MIJ/CIJ/MIM/MIK/MIA comparison.