I just bought made in Mexico Road worn 50s telecaster. The purple one. It's very nice liking a lot. it needs some monor upgrades but fun. I decided to buy some Yosemite pickups. the Tex-Mex are nice but just a little hot. So I just swapped them out. And I just had to laugh at the control plate soldering job. It looks like they used it twice.... or somebody trained on it then they ripped it apart and re-soldered a 2nd set of pickups on, again. The output jack wires basically came off in my hand, had to resolder, and repair. I touched the soldering iron to the hot wire of the bridge pickup it released super quick because it was just soldered to the top of the wire ball mess that was left on the 3 way switch. And on the back of the tone pot there's just a pile of wire and solder just sitting there as a decoration. So just a little bit of quality control issues in Mexico I would guess. So here's what you can expect quality wise, occasionally from MIM.