I found a company making basses and guitars here in Europe at a very affordable pricepoint, around 500€. When I looked closer, especially at their Les Paul model, I noticed a bolt-on neck. And all of the bodies were made out of basswood, both characteristics of "kit guitars" from china from my experience. I decided to contact them and they told me that they buy no-name hardware and pickups but select them to ensure proper function and quality, the bodies and necks are imported, I would assume from china, they shield the entire instrument and install the hardware and electronics, apply a clear coat finish and they level the frets, adjust the nut and set up the instruments. In general I see nothing wrong with that, however the "made in X" (I'm not here to name and shame anyone, I won't name the company or which country they're from) kinda feels weird to me. Most users here are from the USA, so I'm asking you, if someone was essentially buying kit guitars, or all the parts that make one, and just assembling them in the USA with all the steps I mentioned, would you say it's right to call it a "made in America" instrument?