Ok, so I may get flamed for this post, but here goes... I was a guitar player for about 20 years and always bought guitars made in the US. Strats, teles, les pauls, prs. Never found a non US guitar that I liked. But my first bass was a MIM P bass. It has been great. Feels good, sounds good. I did play an American P that felt better but it was also about 1600 bucks more. So today I went to look at Jazz basses. I was set on getting a USA jazz. But I ended up with a Squier modified vintage (I think that's what it is). Made in Indonesia. I played about six basses some US some not. The only reason I played the Squier was because it looked awesome. I admit I'm a snob. When I grew up, you wouldn't be caught dead playing a Squier guitar. But times have changed. It felt great, played great, looked great. And the only knock is that it is a little bright. But you dial the tone knob back about two notched and you're set. I may upgrade the pickups at some point to a set that are a little more balanced. I swear it sounded better than the US five string I played. But for 300 bucks? Wow! They really have stepped their game up.