I believe from Standard RG to Premium RG, that they are made in Indonesia. The Prestiges are made in Japan, the JCustom Build they have now is made in California from what I understand. Standard RG's that go for around 700 or so retail or grabbing a used one is the way to go. Very durable and can be a nice little project to swap hardware in and out. IL's are a little more pricey, cracking above the 1K mark, Premiums and Presiges can be virtually identical in price. Their S Series Prestiges go for like 2600 in my currency.