I own many Fender Guitars (all americans from the early 60s too the 2011 and 2012 american standard telecatsers}
Too me Fender is like Chrysler
Chrysler had many owners and they still screwed up and you had
people still calling them Mopars when they were not.
Too me once they go Public you will have new owners that will think differant then we do or even if they sell to Bain the same thing will happen.Hope I am wrong...JT