Currently own 4 Bodens. 2 of those are Asian model, an older OS (paul masvidal) and a newer Boden metal. I can confirm that the flaws that could be found on older ones, (approximative fret job, wood nut) are not at all found on new models. My Boden metal is just perfect! no sharp hedges, low action. The gap between Asian models and CS ones is clearly narrowing! And the hardware has NEVER been produced in Asia for Asian models, that's BS. Same hardware on both product line.