What is the big hang up on where your Fender is made. Hey, bottom line, if it is a good product that meets your needs who cares where it is made. What, it is not a REAL Fender if it is not made in the US. Case in point....I just purchased a new Fender Standard Jazz. It not a MIM Jazz or a Mexican Jazz...it is a Fender Standard Jazz. First off, this bass is awesome. Super comfortable neck, great action and a great punchy tone. It played and felt way better then some of the other more high price Jazz basses the store had. Now I realize you will have some good and bads one. But this holds true to both ends of the price line. I have played some basses well over 1k that played like crap! Now what brought all this up....well I was at a open jam the other night and I was telling this dude about new new 4-banger. He seemed eager to check it out after I told him how great this bass was. Then the big question, is it Mexican? I said, who cares! He kept asking so finally I said yes, it was made in Mexico. He then seemed disappointed and not interested, heck it can't be a real Fender like my US P bass! With that line of thought, I guess my VW GTI is not a real VW since it is made in S. America! Ok, bottom line I love my new "Standard Jazz"! It fits the bill to a tee! Yea, I could have spent more on one. But I don't care where the "Made In" says! In the future if anyone asks where my Jazz was made....I'll say, "In a Fender Factory!"