A recent windfall left some cash burning a hole in my pocket and it occurred to me that a non-Indonesian Variax might be nice (I bought a V300 last year). I considered a V600 because I wanted a trem but instead opted for the 700, partly because I wanted a rosewood fretboard and partly because the 700 supposedly has a higher-performance modeling engine. I found a pretty good deal on a new one (with warranty) on evilBay and pulled the trigger this afternoon. I'll probably have it in my grubby little hands by the end of the week. They say that confession is good for the soul so I figured I'd confess my "sins". I hope you all will forgive me for the offense of buying an imported guitar with more electronic components than some of your amps. Seriously, I've had a blast with my V300 played through my POD XTL. I'm looking forward to having those capabilities in a higher-quality instrument.