Were the pre-2009 Tama Starclassic Performers (the birch kits, before the B/B kits were developed) made in Japan? The SC B/B are made in China, but I think the original Performers (birch) may have been Japanese made.
I had one set of those 100% birch performers, they were made in japan. But they weren't the original performers. The first Starclassic performers were a mixed wood shell, if I remember right they were birch and basswood.