Its a Fender Precision Bass
If this bass were made in the US, you'd expect to pay well over a grand for it. But its not. Its made in the Peoples Republic of China, which is a fancy way of saying Communist China. So yeah, some of profits the Chinese make from these basses go right into manufacturing ballistic warheads that are aimed right at you and I. Fortunately, we've got way more and way better ballistic missles pointed at them, so it sort of evens out. Why let a little thing like ideology stand in the way of capitalism? Anyway, this is an upgraded Fender P-Bass with the Squier name on it. I say "upgraded", because the bridge on this bass is better than the bent metal bridges that used to be put on American Fender basses. The higher mass bridge reduces those strange harmonic overtones one used to get playing a regular USA Fender bass. Fender sells those Fatfinger Bass Sustain Enhancers to overcome this problem, but as long as you have the high mass bridge you probably won't need one. Its got a Basswood body, which usually means its slightly lighter than the standard Alder body of regular P-basses. It plays and sounds like an American or Mexican made P-bass without the elevated price tag. So if you're looking for a status symbol complete with bragging rights, by all means get an American made Fender. If you're looking for the SOUND of an American made P-bass for a lot less money, this bass is what you're looking for.