Just ordered an Epiphone Limited LQ SG-61 (or something like that), ebony, from Ishibashi. It's in the mail. It's made in Japan. It's got the Gibson shaped headstock, lacquer finish, and, I'm not sure, Japanese hardware. The regular price is 99000yen, but they have some available for nearly half price in their 'Epiphone outlet store' (my guess they have small blemishes...I bet I'll never known). With delivery and taxes, I figure it will cost me somewhere around 650$. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the Japanese Limited series is the Elitist produced for the Japanese market. Same guitar, but with Japanese hardware (maybe).