My wife and I had a good year financially and managed to get bumped up into a higher tax bracket; as a result, instead of having a refund coming we now owe the tax man, so the 'last in first out' policy is in effect. As most who are looking are probably aware, the Forte is an NS-2 without the fancy finish or inlays; a true boutique instrument, entirely handmade in the USA. This is a particularly beautiful Forte, as the solid maple wings have considerably more quilting than most; it is also equipped with the venerable 9V Spector USA HAZ preamp, so it is truly every bit an NS-2 at a fraction of the cost. Like new condition aside from a tiny ding at the heel; plays amazingly well with incredibly low action. $2200 shipped, includes a like new Spector OHSC.