Rich on 4:51 pm on Mar. 29, 2002
In all reality there are large numbers of both. I always believed the ATD's to be rarer but after seeing how many Hoshino exported to other countries I'm more inclined to believe their totals are about equal. Now if together they total 1038, or there's 1038 of one and more of the other, we'll probably never know. What we do know is there's a ****load of em'!
i can picture this type of phone conversation...
: you guys halted those fugly MCs right... my guy Darren is doing them now... right!
: um... yes... of course Mr. Steve. Yes, yes, yes.... um.... yes!
: cool... send me a few more for my vault... gotta run... bye... CLICK!
: goodbye Mr. Steve and thank you again.
: but Boss... we *are* still making those "fugly" ones and selling them with great success. Our painters here in Japan has improved his output, he now only has to repaint each guitar FIVE times to make it look like an actual SWIRL. Soon the colors will even be a match for this Darren-guy! Furthermore, our marketing-cost analysis shows that dealer approval is 20% higher than last year, growth is steady at 7% and... yadda, yadda, yadda.
: [smiling]. OK, when Mr Steve calls back, page me at the golf-course. We will stop counting these, how do you say, "fugly ones" and pencil in the production total at 1038. Keep making them... faster... more... muhahaha.
(the above is a joke, non-factual and probably in bad taste)