Made in Korea, Made in Japan or MIA guitars.... 5 to 3 years ago I honestly couldnt say MIM and MADE IN INDONESIA is as good or better but now......MIM and especially Made in Indonesia I can confidentially say has met or surpassed MIK, MIJ or MIA in some cases with models for example from Shecter starting at 600$ with the hard tail they make with the Armageddon Pups and spalted tops.....pick up any Charvel MIM.......same thing...or some of the Made in Indonesia Fender offerings...... Jackson Made in Indonesia models.....amazing and phenomenal quality and sound rivaling MIK, MIJ or MIA in my experience!!! And we'll yeah........I dont think it matters where it's made genuinely as long as quality and build are solid in general...... Damn... Its a good time to be a player with this quality from any country you buy a guitar from at a specific price point. Key word(s)......AT A SPECIFIC PRICE POINT....... 700$-900$ and up..... The quality you are getting now from imports is crazy good and its not going to get better from this point on IMO....buy now before companies Jack up prices and realize what they have done unintentionally or lower quality to compensate for how expensive their flagship MIJ or MIA models are in either case.