Sorry but at those prices, that leaves me out. I can't afford to lose on that proposition, and that is exactly why it's important to find out. So people aren't taken in by false claims. I'm sure you might argue "Well than basically please but out of this whole thread". In which I would politely say, just because one might have deep pockets also doesn't mean than actually know about guitars or what makes a great one. TGP forum is where hopefully all people Pros,Amateurs discuss all sorts of gear, and hopefully can add well informed opinions and detail. And while I will agree I probably should use a softer approach in my posts. The claims the Maker/D'pergo states on his websight aren't subtle at all. So my aplogies to the OP if I've offended him/her. My intention is only to see if indeed these are worth the $$$$$$$$$$ And so far all I've learned is a very mixed opinion from various owners.