A while back I saw where someone posted about the 2018 Les Paul Jr. being available at Sweetwater for $1,299. And they were out of them. I thought "that seems pretty spendy, but I would like to have one if the price were more reasonable", so I got on the alert list hoping they would come down when once again available. Nope! Got an E-mail alert from them yesterday that saith thusly; "We had some but now we don't got none cause we sold what we had and the ones we did have was $1,429.00". Or words to that effect. Dang! Pass. I still want one, but between Gibson and Sweetwater someone is getting a bit nuts.