The maker appears to have formed a new company (with a rather minimalist website) but I don't know - that website hasn't been updated in some time, and it's pretty small. I hope he has. Either way, I guess I should continue to be extra careful with this beast, and look for a hardshell case.
Mine's serial number 3268. I hope that means at least 3,268 were made, and they didn't start numbering at, say, 1000, or 3000; I wouldn't want to have to go looking for a replacement. But if I had the money, I'd be looking for a spare, just in case. Preferably one with a built-in pickup, if such a variant exists. I was thinking about someday getting this one modified for that - but those plans are now over. (Fortunately, it appears there are other options. Not cheap other options. But other options.)