You buy a guitar, a relatively obscure model that is selling for a reasonable cost, and discover it really fits what you do. You decide you could really use a second one. But then, the FBI or someone notifies the world, and every person selling said guitar suddenly wants $1000 more than you were seeing them routinely selling for before your discovery. Soooooo frustrating! Seems to happen for amps too. Purchased, and have become quite fond of, a 1999 McCarty Hollowbody Spruce. There was a guy on Vintage Rocker selling a black one under $2K, but I could not get in touch with him (kept getting error messages when I PMed). Suddenly, every HB-1 Spruce is priced over 3 grand. It happened again.