You are right.I don't care if a guitar is made on the moon.
I’d never thought of that before, but it makes perfect sense.Fender and Gibson were saving money on their wood in that time. That`s the reason for so many super-heavyweight American guitars in the Norlin and CBS era.
Unfortunately, you are probably right.With all the '50s and early '60s vintage guitars gone and locked up, we could see the focus shift towards late '60s instruments, but even those are getting pricey quick.
The next best thing to own something vintage for non offensive prices are '70s specimens. Going out on a limb, I'll state in most cases quality is of little consideration.
Purposely buying a 70s US guitar besides a Schecter or Hamer (and maybe a few other tiny builders)....yeesh. A certain quote from PT Barnum comes to mind....