Since this is my first post I wanted to make it a good one, but please don't mistake me as a troll because of the topic or if it has been discussed here previously. I have spent a few days reading this board trying to catch up. Some of you may remember JDs Bass Page back in the early days of the Internet that was me. Wow has the community grown. On to the subject I am no stranger to quality instruments; I have always bought the best that I can afford. I take that back, after years of buying, trading, and selling I finally ended up with instruments that are going to be with me the rest of my life. Anyway, I own a collection of guitars and basses from Alembic to Taylor to Warwick to Fender. While visiting my local music store,(hanging out) I picked up a Telecaster that I fell in love with at first touch. I felt dirty for a little while since I am a Strat man on guitar but worse because I am a bass player. This girl felt right but after touching her I wanted her bad. Me and this Axe decided we were going home together so I asked the guy at the door How much and he said, For you, let me see He tapped on the calculator for a second and said, $160. I thought there must be something wrong, it looks good it feels good, its too cheap, whats wrong here. I bought It. After that we went home we had a fantastic time. We recorded songs, hung out together, laughed and cried together. Then one night I saw her sleeping there on the stand. I had the bright idea of sneaking up behind her and surprising her. Then I saw. I saw the tainted letters on her neck. Made In China I thought about it for a minute before deciding Does it really make a difference?