Looks like the NE-1 is being discontinued. They were down to $50 last week and now you can pick one up for $25 NIB from Musician's Friend. Sam Ash and Manny's NY say they also have them and will match MF's price. I bought one. At that price, if I find I can't enjoy it, it will make a much dandier doorstop than that ceramic goose I got last Christmas.