Cause I have no idea... guy on local CL has it up with the hard case for that price. Says it's made in Japan, it has a bolt-on neck, and a chip out of the paint on the back/bottom. I searched before posting but didn't find anything relevant... thanks
Man that sucks. If there was someone selling a guitar like that here I'd find a way somehow to buy it. What a great bargain it was. It's a real shame that it wasn't bought by someone who genuinely wanted one of these.