Was browsing my usual Korean guitar dealer sites, and came across this: Body Swamp Ash & Quilted Maple Top Body Finish Gloss Body shape Aphrodite APE Color Trans Red Neck 5-Piece Maple Neck Finish Natural Neck Shape C Scale Length 25.5" ~ 25" Fanned Fret Fingerboard Ebony Fingerboard Radius 9.5" Frets 24F Medium Nut 42mm, Zero Fret Inlay X Neck Plate Neck Thru Bridge Pickup EMG81 Middle Pickup Neck Pickup EMG85 Controls 1Volume, 1Tone Pickup Configuration H-H Bridge Aphrodite Hardware Finish Black Tuning Machines Headless Pickguard X String 010-046 link: ½ºÄð¹ÂÁ÷ - ¾à¼ÓÀ» ÁöÅ°´Â »ç¶÷µé The price is 763,000KRW, which at today's rates comes out to just udner $618. If you're unfamiliar with the brand, Corona is a Korean brand that pretty much caters to the beginner market here in Korea, with a few mid-range models on top of the beginner stuff. As far as I know, their MIK stuff is made in the same factory as Schecter, Strandberg OS, and Chapman's stuff. This line, however, isn't MIK. It's made at another factory in Vietnam, where several Korean companies have their more affordable guitars made. I've never tried an MIV (lol) guitar, so I don't know anything about the quality, but I imagine they opted to have these made there to keep the costs down and put them into a market segment pretty much by themselves. Oh, there's also a straight scale version available in more colors, and for about $493: link: ½ºÄð¹ÂÁ÷ - ¾à¼ÓÀ» ÁöÅ°´Â »ç¶÷µé ...And there's one with a trem (straight scale) for $665: link: ½ºÄð¹ÂÁ÷ - ¾à¼ÓÀ» ÁöÅ°´Â »ç¶÷µé I have no idea about the availability of these in other markets, but I thought it was an interesting thing to share with you guys. It's at very least an encouraging sign that other companies are looking into making this sort of guitar, so the options might open up a bit. Oh, and since I know you're going to ask: So far it seems to only be available in 6 string. That isn't too surprising, since 7 and 8 aren't really popular here, and even most of the Strandberg OSs I see on Korean sites are just sixers.