Not to mention the neck is already routed to accept a HB so all it takes is a new guard and the pickup. And since chances are the pickup will be replaced by a lot of people anyways, (especially considering asian HB's aren't not are usually near as good as asian SC's) putting out a model like thats not really needed. I'll tell you what they DO need to release....CV's with fatter necks ! I can't count the number of people siting that as the reason they don't get along with them. Especially the 60's model who's neck is the thinnest i have ever seen on anything made by or for fender. But i gotta think they make em like that so as to keep them from hurting the MIM classic series.