perfect example of Fender MIM competing with Fender USA ! If it is indeed $1400 that's not really out of line for a new USA made guitar. If we are always comparing USA prices to MIM or elsewhere prices then why bother looking at USA guitars ? They will never be priced comparatively, and should NOT be. This isn't about one is just as good as the other, that's irrelevant, it's about ONE is made by USA Employees and the other is not. Ask the USA employee which one you should purchase !