1 ThePolecats 5 months ago Nole what's wrong with it being made in Japan? The MIJ is on the back of the headstock anyway so how often would you look at that. Maybe put a decal over it if you are bothered by it. Japanese make great guitars. For our economy I wish it was made in USA but it's not so as far as Japanese made Gretsch I will just accept that and take it for what it is, it's a great guitar. Mine was made in Brooklyn in 1965.Gretsch makes Made in US models if you prefer a Made In America model.