Yes they're made in Spain. They are actually built very well. I, personally, would put them right up there with Sata and Iwata and I've owned them all. I've converted a few local shops over to them. But like anything in life, everyone has a different feel and style they prefer. And every brand has a dud here and there. I don't care for Sata's new offerings. But the 3000's and 5000's were nice. Iwata I'm still a w400/lph guy. But everyone is different.