Having worked at G.C. many moons ago for about two years, try this... If you are not opposed to having last year's model with the lo-pro edge trem, you can go to G.C. and ask them to do a chain-wide search on the computer for the VSBL. See if any are in the U.S. that are last year's model, and see if they are trying to get rid of them for the new one with the new bridge. I don't know if it will help any, but try it. They do inter-store transfers all the time, and may give you a break on a model they wanna move.