Ah yeah, I forgot about 2016 being the oddball year for weight relief. If I recall correctly 2016 was regarded as a great year for almost every model *except* the traditional (not because of the weight relief). It’s not totally clear. It moved to Nashville, yes. But the ES guitars are built by separate people and are still overseen by the custom shop (though not built by custom shop employees). It’s kind of a hybrid USA/Custom Shop thing I guess. They’re not technically listed as part of the USA line like SGs and Les Pauls are.