You have to realize, when dealing with Chinese manufacturing, labor cost isn't very much a factor. That's why it's being built there. The biggest driver of costs is QA/QC. Good quality control means that you have rework, product loss, reorder, engineering controls, process monitoring, and a host of other concepts and actions that drive up down time, material loss, tooling service and asset care. Also, while a small builder might find making a Les Paul more difficult, the level of automation, and line process aids makes it much less of a factor at these giant guitar OEMs.