I agree, it's not the real deal Steiny, but I like mine very much for the price. After the first posting about MusicYo, they ran out of GT-Pros (eventually they ran out of all the Spirits except for one model of bass before they got them back in.) When they re-stocked, I noticed the price had gone up 20 or 30 bucks, but it was still a good deal. My order took about three days, arriving a couple of days before Christmas, so that was pretty impressive. The best string source I've found if your friendly local guy won't/can't stock them is <http://www.juststrings.com/>. That's also where I get strings for my bouzouki, saz, cumbus, oud, lap steel, etc.; it's worth a look. They also have prompt, efficient service. Tim At 01:20 PM 1/29/00 EST, you wrote: > Whoever it was that first posted the bit about Music Yo selling >Steinbergers for less than $260.00 many thanks!.... (snip) > .... Lee-ohki.