Glad to hear they are keeping Memphis open...the ES line was well done. Personally I think they simply need to tighten up final inspection in nashville is my impression and thats nothing new nor with any manufacturing in relation to specs. I cant imagine 2015 breaking any sales records either but innovation and novelty is also part of the game which is how we wound up with the LP V SG and so forth and in various offerings. Their entry level guitars are remarkable and "always" have been, and they simply have a great price point. I dont think it will need rocket science to correct any finance issue especially in this climate today in america. I dont see anything but perhaps better quality final inspection instruments on the horizen.