It was well worth the $10 they charge. Me and my daughter had a great time. I took a ton of pictures with my iPhone....which died about 2/3 into the tour. I think the next I'll bring my camcorder because video of craftsmanship in action is much better than a picture. Not sure exactly the name of each section but we toured the metal shop where we them punch out the pickguards, control plates, and amp housings, the area where they CNC the bodies and neck, the area where they skunk stripe the necks, press the frets, trim the fret ends, contour sanding and finish sanding, pickup and pots soldering, and the custom shop!! One of the master builders showed an aluminum bodied strat he was working on and said he's supposed to be making 60 of them for the 60th anniversary. He said he figured out a way to make a transparent neck too which seemed interested. (not for the aluminum body) From what I remember the inspection is done by employees that are guitar players and then goes to final inspector before it gets sent out. They said they produce about 500 American Fender guitars a day and about another 15 in Jacksons, Charvels and EVH. What's interesting is that the tour guide said each guitar takes a total of about 8 hours labor but about 2 weeks to complete because of wait times. I think he said drying after painting was several days...might have been 10. Spent another $90 on shirts, picks, and a Fender mouse pad. I'll going back again for another tour soon because my buddy wants to go. I highly recommend taking the tour. And yes, it is true about difference in labor for MIA vs MIM. The parts may be different but either way they are being built by a Mexican.