"Made in the U.S.A." is a bold claim these days, but for Music Man electric guitars, it's all in a day's work. Founded in 1974, Music Man built its name with amps before graduating to innovative stringed instruments. Today, all milling, cutting, fretting, finishing, hand soldering and assembly happen at the company's San Luis Obispo, California, factory, with an attention to detail that's virtually unheard of in production electric guitars. The Music Man difference is evident in materials like beautiful, highly figured woods and the company's trademark straight-pull 4 over 2 tuners. An impressive roster of professional musicians has gravitated to Music Man electric guitars-testament enough to these instruments' quality and artistic worthiness.