Why is my MIM neck nicely figured on the back while my MIA is totally plain?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by tallguybcs, Mar 18, 2001.

  1. Not much to add to the subject, Im just curious.
  2. That's odd, usually it's the other way around. My MIM Strat isn't figured, but my MIA P-bass is. Oh well...
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    It's just luck of the draw w/large mass production companies!!!! When I worked @ SAM's @$$, I saw alot of Mexican basses & guitars w/awesome flamed necks!!!!! Go figure. You'd think they'd put it on the American models because they're the top of the line in their company!!!
  4. I'll take dead-straight plain-jane grain for neck wood over twisty stuff any day. In fact, I made just that request while ordering a bass last month--the straightest, plainest-grained wood possible in the neck.
  5. Tristan


    Jan 28, 2001
    Ottawa, Canada
    Maybe it's foto-flame? ;)
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I think Fender figured out that people buy MIA Fenders with more regard to where they're built than how they look. On the other hand, the MIM basses have a much tougher competition, so they focus more on making pretty guitars.

    Will C.:cool: