It is interesting to see on eBay the number of folks selling Eden stuff that make a point of saying it was built BEFORE being bought by US Music. I don't know if this is just an attempt at marketing on their part, or if there may be some truth to the matter. Personally, I don't see how being bought out by a well-funded, going concern like USM could be a bad thing. Why would they buy Eden only to run it into the ground? It seems like bigger companies have learned some lessons since CBS bought Fender. But then again, the bean counters in a large organization could put the squeeze on manufacturing quality goods. You know the scenario: "If we save $0.65 on this pot, we can save $XXXX by the end of the year!" Any TBers looking into this question?