Hi gang! Thanks for taking the time to read/answer my q's. I "upgrading" from my mexican p-bass to something a little nicer. From what I have played I like Fender Jazz basses, however I really, really like maple necks. That said, I'm also a HUGE Rush fan and come to find out that Fender Geddy "artist" model is a J bass and has a maple neck! Woot! However, I'm not quite sure if its made in USA? My questions are: 1. Is the Geddy artist J Bass made in USA? 2. What does the community think of maple necks? 3. Should I really care whether the Geddy bass is made elsewhere (I think its made in Japan???) ? Thanks again for helping a reformed six stringer out.