I tried a search, but only managed to get sporadic and inconsistent results. Ive heard lots of conflicting info about where certain Fender products are manufactured, as well as stories such as Japanese/Mexican/Chinese Fenders/Squiers are only assembled overseas from US parts, or painted and assembled in Mexico/Asia/Indonesia from US parts. I could see the logistics feasibility of sending parts from the US to a Mexican facility. However from my point of view adding the expense of two way shipping parts to/from Asia sounds ridiculous and would likely exceed the cost of an Asian made part, while on the other hand recycling necks, bodies, etc. that for some reason didnt makes the grade for MIA or MIM to Asian facilities would make some sense vs. just trashing them. Of course, a few years ago I saw a documentary depicting how raw timber from the US Pacific Northwest is shipped to Asia for milling and then shipped back to the US to be sold as finished lumber, so I suppose the concept wouldnt be unprecedented So; who knows? Who knows the facts regarding Fender manufacturing? What is built where and from what parts? I dont think that any nation has better or worse manufacturing quality; you can get crap or cream from any continent. Im just curious about the veil of secrecy. As expected, I never received an answer from FMIC regarding my query.