When I was starting out, brands like Yamaha, Cort and Samick were the "budget" end of instruments. In other words, crap. Now I see very good models made by these brands, and am a little disappointed that Fender (the revered brand, back then) are making instruments in China that sell for $~200. I owned a Cort knockoff of the headless Steinberger, and it wasn't great, but now the brand goes for a lot more $$ Is it like the car makers? The longer you produce, the better you get? Thoughts?