I did a search and didn't find much on here or Google for that matter. I've been intregued for 4 years now and finally got to play/see one and was very impressed. A friend picked up a used Soldier for $1600. I've got a chance at a used Purple Soldier for $1800. Worth it? Mahagohny body, gold hardware, block inlays, Seymour Duncan 59 in neck , custom in bridge, 5 way switching (single/humbucker). Purple solid finish.