I passed through my local Guitar Center a few days ago and I became more intrigued with the various basses offered by the same manufacturer but built in various regions. How does the Manufacturing Quality Food Chain line up? Here is my take: American/USA Japan Mexico Korea Indonesia China Other Fender offers the Marcus Miller and Geddy Lee basses, formally produced in Japan, now produced in Mexico for a higher price. LakLand used a Korean builder for their "Off Shore" Skyline models. Now the Off Shore builder, uses another off shore builder and the higher priced Skyline series are now produced in Indonesia. Anyone care to explain?