Fender Japan Rocks!!! This girl was made in the Fuji-gen plant in 1985 or 1986. I put DR Black Beauties on it. Sounds maybe a bot too bright, but they should tame down nicely. And they look killer. A couple small scratches here and there, but no dings or dents. Took about 10 minutes with a Dremel buffer to get off most of 25 years' worth of chicken wings and beer. This seems to be a rather unique bass. The real crime is, that since I paid $179 for it, some schmoe let it go for about $90!