I know I said I was done with this thread, but I HAVE to chime in and make it ABSOLUTELY clear that there is NOTHING Japanese about the flagship Fodera basses. They are made in every sense by Vinny, Joey, and Vadim at 68 34th st in Brooklyn. 100% Unlike a lot of builders, there's actually sawdust all over their shop. And no 3 axis CNC machines. We were talking about Fodera's NYC line of basses. Of this I am completely sure.