Greco guitars made in Japan, have been around since 1960, and have a reputation of building great quality guitars. I got it from one of my wholesalers. I was told that Greco is not building anymore "Fender models", and my supplier made a deal with them to buy everything they had in "Fender" models. Part of their deal was not to offer a warranty. These normally sold for $1000.00, so this is a good way to save a good deal of money, and still get an excellent quality new instrument.