very odd post #1- I'll repeat, just like many others ahead of me, the production edition is $2500 not $12500 repeat after me , $2500, not $12,500 #2 Heavily Modified ='s Product failure ? I actually can't come up with a response to that one other than its an ARTIST SERIES . Do we have any idea how many variations of guitars Fender has made over the last 70 years ! Lord ! Tele's, Strats, P Bases, J Bases etc.. And as someone stated, the $2500 guitar is priced appropriately, A quality USA Tele can easily easily reach $1700 range these days. Maybe even more. The Glaser System is in the neighborhood of $750 installed, not $500. Then add locking tuners and we are darn close. I also am not STUPID enough to buy one for $12500, so I bought one for $2499. I doubt the production run will exceed 24 months if it even makes it that far.