Not using 5150s
- Jul 24, 2005
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This is why they discontinued production in Japan. The QC was on par with American/Custom Shop. Now that Fender runs the show, it’s all about profitability and the Custom Shop catering to the financially elite.
Eh nope. I have a couple of MIJ Jacksons from 2010 (last production year) and their QC is no way on par with the USA/CS Jacksons sitting right next to them. Your statement applies to the older Professionals from the early 90's, which got discontinued for the reasons you mention.
Chusin Gakki (the japanese factory that made them) closed because FMIC didn't want to re-negotiate the contracts after the yen-dollar exchange rates hit Japan hard after the Tsunami, and went bankrupt.