Thank you for the reply its really appreciated. Yes, the model type A200 and the serial number A007** is indeed very neatly hand written on the label (also machine inked below the allen keyed bolts) If this is proof that its a NI/UK built Avalon then I'm happy but wouldn't it be so much easier to have the place of manufacture on the label in the first place ?
I have no intention of selling since I discovered the joy of open D tuning on this particular guitar but I do think it may ultimately affect the resale values of all Avalons if its so difficult to discover where they were made and as a consequence, the original retail price. Still, a great guitar and an informative site, keep up the good work !!!!!!!!