I've got a Yamaha SBG2000 re-issue from the Yamaha Music Craft factory in Hamamatsu, and it's a fantastic instrument and a remarkable bit of workmanship, putting Gibson Custom Shop to shame at about half the price. That same factory makes the higher-end BB2xxx series basses, e.g. BB2024 and BB2025, according to the web site. But what about the BBNE2? Does anyone know?