There seems to be several versions of the R8 available here in Japan, and was wondering if the price difference from a regular one, and one with hard rock maple top was worth it or not (the difference is around 70,000 yen or around US $850). Also there are R8's that have a "Hand Selected" designation - does anybody know what this means? and is it worth an additional US $850? I know I should just play them and find the one I like, but this is, afterall TGP, and was just wondering what everyone thought. Thanks.