It's funny how the Mexican Fenders have become the second tier (behind the California custom shop) and the Indonesian made Fenders are now the cheapies. Most of the guitars coming out of Indonesia, China, etc. are real crap. But everyone is manufacturing there now. Buying a U.S. made instrument almost always means you have to go "custom shop" and pay premium prices.a Fender Telecaster (hecho en Mexico).
The only way I could buy an American made Les Paul Junior a few years ago was to have it imported from Japan! Gibson exports the majority of their non-custom shop production guitars. Go figure. So my Junior is from Nashville, by way of Japan. Seems like the shipping companies got the best end of that deal.