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Item Reviews for: Fender Modern Player Marauder Electric Guitar  -  FEN 0241400 LIST

I was surprised
By: Mark from Laguna, California      Submitted: 7/29/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? When I first saw the Marauder I thought it was such a cool looking Fender and the idea of having a variety of tones reeled me in. Then while reading the rave reviews I saw it was made in China... My bubble was burst. It was so cheap that I had to try one, long time Fender fan and owned dozens of them. I have to say, these are crafted like Apple products not like clay pots and wicker baskets. General Your general opinion of this product. Forgetting the price entirely I still think it is a great guitar, can't put it down, has tones of different sounds, and it has great manners in a live situation. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? When playing live I use mostly the 1 & 2 position on the triplebucker. I love the Jazz pickup though when I am playing blues. The 4 & 5 position are sweet, plug into my AC15 and you have to tear it out of my hands. Has all the noiseless Fender tones plus some darker tones from the Triplebucker. I was going to replace the triplebucker with a Gibson because I thought it would be cheesy but it really shined when I first played live and now I love it. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The paint was perfect, thick and glossy. Pickguard was a suprise, looks beautiful on the black and is 4 ply. Rosewood neck almost looks like ebony, very dense grain and hard and snappy. Fret inlays perfect. My only gripe is the tremolo which is easily replaceable. The chrome is Ok but the metal on the saddles looked a wee bit unfinished and dare I say cheap. Also, as I read from another reviewer... one of the screws on the tremolo cover missed the wood. Aside of that i was quite surprised at the build quality.
A GOOD Chinese made Fender?
By: Jared from Houston, TX      Submitted: 2/22/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Time will tell - it's no secret Chinese made electronics can be questionable. General Your general opinion of this product. I absolutely love this guitar. It is truly a jack-of-all-trades. Metal to Jazz to Country, you're covered. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Really amazing how much variety you can pull with the Marauder. I will say that the single coils in an American Tele or Strat sound noticeably better. Likewise, compared to active pickup style humbuckers, it's not a filthy. BUT - the guitar has a lot more tone and bite than any "cheap" guitar I've ever played. My Gretsch is an $800 guitar, and the sound quality from the Marauder is right there. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? For the most part, it looks great. It's a weird shape, but I love the Lake Placid Blue. The only complaint I have is both that the way the jazzmaster pup sits, it looks really cheap, especially next to the rail style triplebucker.
it's a marauder
By: from       Submitted: 10/22/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? General Your general opinion of this product. made in china, yes. a "qualtity" instrument, yes. not a lot of $, yes. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Finish How did the stain or paint job look?
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