What is the difference between Mexican and American fenders?

What is the difference between Mexican and American fenders?

The first major difference between the two – besides the price – is the wood used for the bodies. While an American Fender has a three piece body made of ash, its Mexican equivalent is made either superior choice in wood and build.

Are Mexican Strats any good?

Nope. It doesn't sound as good or play as well. However for the price, it's an exceptional instrument, and much better than most other guitars in its price range. … Mexican Fenders definitely have that Strat vibe, both in looks and sound.

What does Fender MIM mean?

Fender offer two Standard Strats – the MIM (Made in Mexico) or Standard Stratocaster, and MIA (Made in America) or American Standard Stratocaster. With a price difference of around $600 brand new, the MIM is seen as a way of getting Fender quality on a relatively small budget.

Where are Mexican Fenders made?

After the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, our Cosmo Music team headed down to Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico for a private tour at the Ensenada Fender Factory, where all Made in Mexico Fender Guitars and Basses are made.