I've been digging the Sam Ash run of Pelham Blue SG's, but held off because I have a total love-hate thing going on with SG's and have gone through a bunch of them. In fact, I sold a 61RI recently (to Bruce Kulick, that was cool) and wasn't expecting to get another anytime soon, I had been Explorer shopping. But I was in Sam Ash yesterday and this caught my eye. I played on it a bit and I really like it (for now, LOL). I was bummed they would not deal at all on it. Its listed in their book as one of a few models that corporate doesn't allow them to deal on because its a special run and they know they will sell them. So this is one of the rare times I bought new, and paid full price. I never do that. I usually only buy used or new if I get a killer deal. So I guess I better hold onto this one a while, or at least until Sam Ash runs out of them and they stand a chance of holding their value a bit. Sales guy said they were supposed to be limited to 200-300 produced, and that the computer showed there were still 100 available. They had two in the store I was at and one gold also. I was also thinking about the Jeff Tweedy 50th that's just come out because it has the Lyre and the smaller pickguard, but it has a Curacao de negro fingerboard and is a blue mist color and not pelham, its also $300 more.