In terms of body and body finish, neck and finish (including fretwork), nuts and bridges I've two guitars from Indonesia (one G&L and one Epiphone) that are every bit as good as my MiAs. The difference, as BigDaddyLH infers is in the parts. The Epiphone pickups (LP studio) are way weaker than the Gibson SG - no kidding I know, and I hated the G&L (ASAT semi-Bluesboy) ceramics that lacked any nuance in my Strat or Tele (no kidding again eh!), which did get changed to AlNiCos within weeks of buying it. Plus both have had new/better switches installed and really could do with better tuners if I wanted to be picky. So, overall, not of the same standard as the MiAs - but, for the prices paid ... the MiIs were/are great value. btw - I still lose sleep over selling my Classic 60s MiM Telecaster!