Hmmm....well, yeah, I'm pretty relieved I have mine as well but now it makes me look at them a bit differently - like...do I still feel comfortable leaving it overnight at the church gig? Yikes!! I mean...world wars have been started for the sake of this kind of unobtainium!!
All the guys who didn't buy them...well...guess you missed out. There were precious few on the used market before and now that market is going to shrivel to nothing.
The other thing is...where has the time gone? October 31 2015 was the deadline? Man...that seems like it was just 6 months ago.
Also.....Wem....just to clarify (if it wasn't clear already)...the Bongo H models have the pickup in the "sweet spot" - same as the bridge pickup position for all of the Stingrays, Sterlings - whereas, on the Bongo HH and HS models the bridge pickup is mounted closer to the bridge. So, bottom line is...the Bongo H sounds way different than the HH or HS and, IMO, there is no way to make a Bongo HH or HS sound like a Bongo H. They're just different and some people...like me (and Jack, and BP, obviously!!) really, really like the Bongo H.