Idonesian Fenders- anyone got some experience with these things?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dryheatbob, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. A local(chain, really) pawnshop has a few fender precisions made in indonesia. Prices are pretty low- $130-179.

    How do these basses stack up against a MIM P?

    I've been searching for a used MIM jazz, but at prices like that it's hard top pass 'em up. Did Fender make any J basses in Indonesia? How do they compare to MIM's?

    I went and looked at one at this pawnshops' local store and for the price it was in pretty good shape- minor brlt buckle rash, little dent/scrape here or there. Nothing major. Played nice too.

    At these prices, the only thing I'd considered was a Essex J bass. But a fender at that price...

    Anyone have experience with 'em?
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    They were sold in the USA with the Squier name, so the ones you see were bought ouside the US by GIs or tourists.

    It's about on par with Chinese and Korean made Squiers, not as nice as MIM.

    Not a good buy at $ can buy brand new Chinese Squiers for that.
  3. Thanks. Dummy me, I never noticed the Squier logo on the headstock.