After following the popular Masterbilt line for several years, I was finally ready to jump, buy a new DR-500MCE. Epiphone's top of the line acoustic!! at least one of them! TONS of positive reviews, on this guitar over 10+ years... a great story, I think these were re-introduced around 2009? Anyway I learn the DR-500MCE was discontinued. Like a year ago? Why. Same with the 400. Most or ALL of the Masterbilt line, was produced in Indonesia by expert Luthiers... they really take pride in hand crafted woodworking there. I see various reports about other models, maybe AJ-45, or Deluxe's or Jumbo Texan's. So... I was very confused, and disappointed, to learn the "current stock" being sold by G-C, and M-F, and maybe others, is... Made In China. B-stock? This is very recent. Tons of glowing reviews over 10+ years, all a bit outdated at this point... IS this China made Masterbilt, still being Plek'd out the door, on the Gibson Plek machine? That was part of Epiphone's promotion. You're getting a super high quality, hand inspected, solid wood, acoustic guitar that is comparable to Martin's and Taylor's costing 2X or 3X as much!! Seeing just a few reports of these "Final Production" models, being cranked out in China. This is AFTER M-F had them On Sale around Xmas for $499. Many reports from buyers just a few months ago, Dec, Jan, Feb, say they received a Indonesia made Masterbilt WITH the older ESonic2 pickup system. So evidently the Sale, was a blowout of remaining Old Stock? See other threads for confusion on electronics. Two pickup, ESonic2 system? Stereo jacks? OR a newer single pickup Fishman? Or a Fishman 'Presys Blend' which is more expensive. Are these FINAL Made In China, DR-500MCE's still being Plek'd from the Factory ?? Any info appreciated... thanks!