Granted, Fender has been around for a long time, and has one of the most well known looks for bass guitars. But my question is this. Why do other bass makers create basses that look like fenders? Sure Fender is fine looking, but they really AREN'T the best looking design out there. In fact, I kinda find them a little 'clunky' looking. Am I missing something here? I do have to say that I haven't been into bass playing for decades, so perhaps it's the nostalgia thing, or is it just a design that seems to work well? I can understand bassing it loosely off of Fender designs, such as Nordstrand, Benevente, and the like. Anyone care to enlighten me?