I got a CVC 4 months ago, and as most of you know I love it. Yesterday I walked into Music Go Round and they had a used red 62 RI (body binding) made in Japan Tele. It was priced at $799.00. I reluctantly pulled it off the wall, expecting the worst case scenerio... Loving the Japan model, and suddenly realizing that the CVC is not the guitar I've been raving about. I walked out the door smiling, man I love my CVC! Please don't take this post the wrong way, The Japan model is very very nice! I'm not trying to stir anything up.