Those guitars have become ridiculously expensive in relation to their actual quality. I always wanted a teardrop-shaped one, but I think I will probably never have one now. They are really really cool and sound great and all that, but they were budget instruments in their day and I have a hard time paying close to 3000 bucks for an instrument like that.
This is one department where being old has worked to my advantage, because I bought mine when there was far less interest in the brand and style than there is now. It was 379 bucks!
I barely use it anymore, but I don't think I will ever part with it. Much too attached.