I have a 2001 " Made in USA" Hwy. 1 which came with a Mexican bridge pickup. So I swapped it out with an Alnico 111 bridge pickup in a 6 way Gotoh Nickel on brass bridge set up. I still think it's a Fender but they are all partscasters even out of the US. Does it matter? As long as you end up happy with how it plays and feels.