Has it ever really been confirmed that there were USA ones at all? My impression is that they were all Japanese-made, with maybe some final assembly happening in California. Fender USA was basically defunct when most of these were made.Also the, "........a reissue of the '80s shredder model from California." past of the article isn't strictly correct. There are both MIA and MIJ HM2s. If you are buying one used you are just as likely getting an MIJ one, if not morseo.
I do. Which is why I've never wanted one.Hopefully these aren't basswood as well, didn't see that in the article, hopefully they switched to alder, even though the originals are basswood.
Good to see they got the 25" scale correct though. A lot of people don't know the originals aren't 25.5"
Fine. I'll take em all if you don't want em..Short scale superstrats belong in the fucking sea, along with electric cars that try to look sporty and aggressive.
If it's any shorter than 25.5" it needs to look like it was a tree less than a week ago, and/or be a set-neck Gibson model. I don't know why, this is just how it is.
Well.........if you ask me they are definitely Japanese. But there are plenty of owners who swear up and down theirs are a mythical earlier all MIA strain to either hype up guitars they are selling or hype up guitars they already own. :lol:Has it ever really been confirmed that there were USA ones at all? My impression is that they were all Japanese-made, with maybe some final assembly happening in California. Fender USA was basically defunct when most of these were made.
Yes, I bought mine for maybe $500, then Rocka'd the living shit out of it and sold it for $50 :lol:Have you owned an HM Strat?
Which sucks, because the one I had was white, and would have been a great guitar if it wasn't for that gawdawful Spyder. :lol:Floyd Rose Special aside: the guitar might be really good.
But I would probably put an OFR in it
But it doesn't come in white anyway XD