i remember when these guitars first came out,the strange thing is ive never seen 1 in any stores or for sale anywhere.dont recall anyone who even has 1.
I happen to be the rarest of all ducks, as I have seen one in a store (here in Denver), played it for sometime and decided that it was a hell of a guitar, then went home and bought the only known example that Rich has ever sold.
Great guitar. I know it has been often maligned here, but it is one of the finest playing and sounding guitars that I own.
By the way, that is comparing it to my 91'FP, 93'BFP, 01'7VW, 03'VSBL, 07'UV, and 08'7VW.
I spend a lot of time behind classicals and acoustics - so the fixed bridge was a very sought after feature for me, and the fact that it is very much built as a Jem in fit and finish made it a "no brainer" purchase for me.
So, nuff said. Great guitar...
And I can honestly say that at least two of them exist here in Colorado - the store in question sold the other one late last year.