There's a fool born every second in this world.... and we get a fair share in the guitar world.
I am no conspiracy agent but consider - slow economy, election year, exhorbitant gas prices, messy loan situation = does it equal "unsold guitars at stores"? "glut in the manufacturing/warehousing of guitar makers"?
How about a Brazillion Crackwood shortage! oh no!!! how could that be??!!
I must get mine!!! before they are all gone!!!
... and the dealers breath easy since uber expensive, dust collectors, inventory Mammoths are moving like Britney in and out of hospitals.