Very interesting, thanks for posting that. I recognise some of what he said from a book - maybe The Stratocaster Chronicles? What surprises me about this period is that the early AVRIs (from late 1982 & 1983) turned out as well as they did. It's rare to hear someone say they got a dog - somebody did a week or so ago, but it's very rare, & that's quite surprising under the circumstances. Something else that interested me was when he commented on the way some people dismiss the early AVRIs as being insufficiently "vintage correct". "And so when people said oh, the contour isn’t right, this isn’t right, that isn’t right, you know what? We did not see two guitars that had—in fact, he had successive serial-number Stratocasters, and one of ‘em had real skinny contours, the other one was almost like something from the ‘70s. There was nothing bull**** about them either—they were right." This was interesting too: "A lot of arrogant companies, like Tokai, a lot of these companies basically told Bill Schultz and I that they were gonna bury us, that they were gonna be Fender, that whether we liked it or not they were gonna take over the marketplace." I have never heard Tokai described as an arrogant company before!