ok... before you all jump on the new guy... i did search this whole forum and i wasn't able to find exactly what i needed. i'm trying to figure out exactly what bass i have. it was given to me about 3 years ago (brand new) and the little booklet says it's a 1998. it is identical to a fender p-bass deluxe special... but the headstock says it's MIA. in addition, the neckplate says corona california. it came with a fender molded hardshell case... and i think those only come with the american models... although i could be wrong. throughout my searches, i have come to find that the p-bass deluxe special is MIM... that's where i'm confused. Thank you guys for your help.