Would you rather buy a used custom shop (USA made) or a standard new bass? You love both and they both have the same pick ups. The new one is neck thru and the US is a bolt on. They are both about the same price. Do you buy the custom shop because it is a "custom shop" and it makes you feel better. It also took the depreciation hit. Do you buy the Standard (Korean) because you like the look and neck thru better. Plus you know someone didn't thrash it and clean it up to sell? Ok like this. You could buy a new Fender Rosco for $1000 or a used Fender Custom with pretty much the same setup that has some dings and dents that is roughly 8 years old. This might not be a perfect compairison, but you get the idea.