MIM or USA?????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basstime, Jun 24, 2001.

  1. basstime


    Jun 24, 2001
    Is the Fender Hot Rod P Bass made in Mexico or USA..
    Musician's Friend has a lefty on sale for $549...they told me it was USA when I ordered it, today they told me it was Mexican.
    The Fender site leads me to believe it's USA..

    Help, anyone?
  2. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Hi basstime, and welcome to TB. I am not a Fender expert, but I have only ever seen them advertised as 'Hot Rodded American Precision Bass'. $549 is a smokin' deal.
  3. Old Blue

    Old Blue

    Mar 18, 2000
    The Hot Rod P Bass is made in the good ol' USA. The similar P Bass Deluxe Special is made in Mexico. The Deluxe can be quickly identified by it's gold anodized aluminum pickguard.
  4. mentalretard27


    Jun 14, 2001
    I'm gonna guess the one you ordered is not an american modle, only because on the site (which I'm looking at right now) the Hot Rodded P lists for just under a grand. I'm sure you'll still be happy with what you're getting
  5. Jake15


    Jan 17, 2001
    USA, PA
    I saw a mexican hot rodded p-bass for 500 at a local music storee so my guess is mexican.
  6. basstime


    Jun 24, 2001
    It's USA for sure and it's on its way for $549 total!!!
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Musician's Friend is having a sale. I got an email the other day. GREAT SCORE!!!!!