We may be looking at the beginnings of a paradigm shift such as exists in the amp world. Amplifiers are built on boards or hand wired. Sometimes a cabinet has hand work involved. Sometimes, it's just a stamped case. Guitars will increasingly become artisan built or manufactured. The country of origin matters much less with an artisan built guitar. The difference between an artisan and a factory worker knows no national border. For manufactured guitars, the country of origin will indicate the shortcuts that can be expected to have been taken. As with amps, there may or may not be much hand work involved in manufactured products and at certain price points it may become immaterial. As with amplifiers, the price of artisan built guitars will rise dramatically.