Re: A patriotic thought on my guitar that I'd appreciate opionions on.
Personally, I think it is misguided. There are a lot more reasons for the American economy being how it is than just people not buying American made goods when they have a choice. Guitars as an industry are completely insignificant on a world wide level, let alone a domestic one.
Musical instruments, I think, is something like a $5-6 billion industry. Ammonia production alone is probably somewhere around $25-35 billion. It isn't actually a very big or significant industry. The industry would probably actually drop in revenue if it was all American made because a huge chunk of the industry is people buying really cheap instruments who never learn how to play them anyways. Charvel's production line might seem cheap for more serious people, but for hobbyists, even those are too expensive.