I had to share this. I am currently looking for another Charvel guitar. I want something kind of cool with a nice birdseye neck on it. I like weird colors and I have seen a lot of cool Charvels that catch your eye. I just purchased a US series that plays like a dream. I figured I would get another one. This time I would like to spend a little more and get a birdseye neck as well. I call a well known Charvel dealer. They stock a lot of Charvels and have had some on Ebay for sale for many months with no activity. Now I knew when I called that I would not get a fire sale price and that was not my intention. I did hope to get a better deal than list price. I spoke to a salesman and he was very nice but when I explained that I could not pay retail he shut down pretty fast. His reply was " No we don't have any room on the higher end Charvels." Now my question is if that is true then how in the world are these companies surviving right now? Maybe its worse in my area (Kentucky) but I dont see many people paying straight list for music gear right now. I realize all music stores have the right to set there prices but again when you have someone interested in making a purchase how do you let that person get away without making some kind of effort?