Anywhere to Purchase MIJ Fenders in the States?

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  1. Drumnbum

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    There are some interesting models out there and I wondered if there were any places in the US to purchase (preferably) new MIJ Fenders?
     
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    Richie Kotzen Tele is MIJ.
     
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    I believe sweetwater occasionally stocks some MIJ runs, but I could be mistaken. Ebay is the most common method since Fender is very particular about importing the MIJ stuff as it competes with their MIM/MIA. There are a couple of MIJ that are imported regularly like the Jaguar HH and some of the Mustang models.
     
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    I believe Elderly stocks a couple of models.
     
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    While there are some dealers in the states, the real GOOD stuff can be found at Ishibashi and stores like it in Japan.

    Check on Ebay. Also check for "ishibashi music" This is a large retailer in Japan. Sometimes when you Google a specific shop, other options will also present themselves.
    I was on Ishibashi's site today and saw a beautiful sonic blue strat with 2 humbuckers and a single coil in the middle. I had never seen a Fender like that in the States.
    I also saw some stupid beautiful Fenders with a "dragon burst" finish over heavy quilted maple.
     
  7. Guitartim

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    Check with "MUSIC STORE LIVE". They can order some of the new MIJ Fenders (e.g. Richie Kotzen Tele).
     
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    eBay. Use "MIJ" in your search. Lots of importers. Lots of flippers.
     
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    Email Jason McNamara at Ishibashi Music in Tokyo. He can sort you out.
     
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    If you're interested in used, I've got an MIJ Fotoflame tele w/lots of upgrades, PM me if you want.
     

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