As outlined in another NGD thread, I just purchased a honeyburst PTP Les Paul. Just a quick refresher, or if you didn't happen to partake in that particular thread...I tried many of the identical models in different colors and finishes before selecting one as the best player of the bunch and buying it. It happens to have been made in Indonesia according to the sticker and SN on the back of the headstock. A return trip to the place of purchase today had me trying some of the PTP's that I didn't happen to choose. I didn't notice before but every single PTP Standard in the place was made in China. It appears that the day I went shopping there was one Indonesian made LP amongst a sea of LP's from China. Again, while I didn't pick up on that at the time, my LP was (to my ears and hands) the best of the lot. On many of the Chinese mades I looked at today, there was something or other in the finish or such that didn't agree with me. A similar honeyburst had a slightly "weird" aspect of the finish and also didn't seem to have a flame that was as attractive. Another had an unusual streak of lighter grain on the fretboard. What are the reps of these two different plants or whatever else specific to the matter with regards to building their Epi' LP's? Is one thought to be better or more desirable than the other. Like I said, I didn't even notice when I bought mine that it was the single Indonesian available along with a whole bunch from China. Mine is just better looking and plays better IMO. Did I just get lucky, or is something that is common knowledge? Or maybe I'm altogether wrong and the Chinese have a better rep and I'm just guitar stupid? I honestly don't know jack about that side of things and would greatly appreciate having knowledge dropped on me from people that do know. Please advise and TIA.