Somebody at Ibanez is watching the far-flung borders of the WWW. There's been growing interest in medium-scale. Anyone who's watched original AFR prices steadily ramp up on the used survivors would think now might be a good time for a new production run (though I really wish koa like the originals had come back). They basically run their BTB line in 4,5, and 6-string versions almost across the board. Thank You, Ibanez. It's breathtaking to see the range of basses you offer, and admirable to watch the chances you're willing to take. They aren't everyone's cup of tea, but for players not welded to the Fenders, EBMM's, and G&L's, they offer lots of alternatives.