Every couple of days there is a thread akin to "What's the best Floyd Rose guitar I can get for about $500?". The list usually includes used bits, closeout guitars, and budget shredders that for your $500 get you into something with a FR Special and possibly other questionable hardware. In the meantime, the Floyd Rose site lists several guitars with various finishes and colors, pickup configs, aesthetics, and control layouts with FR 1000 series trem systems - a definite step-up from the FR Special - all hovering around $500. No one ever mentions these at all, much less discusses them. Even the great wide interwebz knows nothing about them. Where's the love? Is it the funky/different headstocks or pickguard designs?