Anybody know if these things are made in the same factory? I'm looking to pick up a MIM jazz bass(used) or a good clone and really like what I've read here about Essex, but I really want to play one to see if I like it. Just about every music shop here carries Johnson jazz clones and they look almost identical to the Essex. In fact, the ones I've seen have a headstock that isn't so, uh, Johnson-like . Reason I ask is the Rondo web site says many different companies use the same factory they do to make their guitars. Since both guitars come from China, I figure they may come from the same factory. And it would be nice to play it before I bought it. If not,looks like I'm back in the market for that evasive $200 MIM jazz that everyone but me keeps finding!