why not maple MIM?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dougjwray, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    Just wondering...
    Since one might guess that maple necks/fingerboards are cheaper to manufacture than maple necks with rosewood fingerboards added, why doesn't Fender offer made-in-Mexico Standard Jazz and Precision Basses with maple fingerboards?? :confused:
  2. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    Maybe they're worried that "ugly" grain maple planks won't be covered up by the rosewood, and it's too expensive to pick out "pretty" specimens of maple? But... it's supposed to be the bottom-of-the-line, cheap, Standard model! :eyebrow:
  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I've also wondered about that.
  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Kinda weird innit? Especially since they offer maple as an option on MIM Strats.
  5. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Same with the Highway 1 line. You can get a maple fretboard Highway 1 Strat or Tele, but there are only rosewood P's and J's.