I'm surprised how many people I see that mention that one of the perks of buying an American made Gibson or Fender as opposed to Made in Mexico, China, or Korea is that they hold their value better. Compare what a new Gibson LP/SG, or American Standard Fender Strat or Tele sells for at a retailer, then compare for what it sells used on eBay, see how much value it lost. Do the same with an Epiphone LP or SG. Or a MIM Standard Strat or Tele. The depreciation percentage is less. Similar to luxury cars, and inexpensive import cars. I'm not saying this to berate them, I own American made Gibsons and Fenders. I just think it's misinformation that needs to be corrected.