1 BenBradshaw 1 year ago While attempting to sell my Fender tube amps off, I had several people ask me where there were made. They were turned off by the fact that they were Mexican made. These two models, the Hot Rod Deluxe and the Blues Jr., haven't been made in America for a while as far as I can tell. Either way, with a guitar, I could understand being concerned with country of origin. If the frets aren't just right it can make an unplayable guitar. Most modern amps, on the other hand, are printed circuit boards. As long as everything is soldered properly in the correct space, there is little that can go wrong with the manufacturing. I can imagine that if confronted on why they want "American made" so bad, they might use the obvious, "with all the outsourcing, I like to give my money to the guys from this country." I think that is a cheap cop out, considering that most of their clothing probably says made in taiwan, china, or vietnam. Everyone suddenly becomes so discerning when it comes to audio gear. Suddenly they have the golden ear, only I think it is more the case that they are wearing The Emperor's New Clothes.