Funny you should mention that. I also tried one out at my local GC, like, yesterday, and in the same visit played a rather comparable 60's Tribute. I REALLY liked the RS502T. A very nice, rich green that reminded me of British Racing Green (there are two greens that it comes in, yours must have been the darker of the two). I was taken by surprise, too, when I looked at the back of the headstock and saw "Indonesia". I nodded with respect, believe it or not. On the other hand, the Gibson I played was pretty awesome sounding too. Played beautifully, and the neck was damn near perfect. So much so, that the typical "kinda-high" action that most Gibson's ship with was almost unnoticeable. That damn guitar was sweet. The Bad? The fret ends were as sharp as a knife. Damn near felt like they hadn't been touched at the factory. Broke my heart. Regardless of all this, I give kudos to both parties. For one, a new found respect for Indonesian made guitars, and for Yamaha for seeing it through, so to speak. And for another to Gibson, for, aside from the one flaw that really brought the bummer, being able to put out a guitar, made in the U.S.A., that is as sweet as it is for a mere $899 retail. I can now see why there are so many Tribute NGD's here. I might just have to get one. That's a difference of only $170 to the Yamaha. -That's made in Indonesia. Sweet though it was.