The Artist IV run was cut short for some unknown reason. The totals are alleged to be somewhere around 66 Guitars. The AIVs have all the bells & whistles. Purfling, etched gold PS Eagle, Etched gold Birds, Gold Hardware, & Artist Case. This one was special ordered Semi-hollow. It is very light & resonant. My good Buddy Chenke is an expert (IMHO) on these things & he asked me if it had Gold Purfling. Said he had heard that the early one had Gold Purfling, but he had never seen one to know for sure. I'll be damned if it doesn't have the Gold Purfling. Clayton is "The Man".
I tried to find one of these for several years. Clayton H had one, but wouldn't come off of it. Gary Nichols has about 50 of them & wouldn't dream of letting one go............. even if he really needed a Millenium Dragon (Hehehe). Anyway, Clayton ended up selling his to my Wife (secretly), told me he sold it elsewhere, & the Wife gave it to me for Xmas. They all teehee'd & had a big time. It was actually fugg'in awesome! Anyway, I stumbled upon another recently, so I had to have it (reads I wanted it).