Witticus: "GeeNef speaks to me like schizophrenia, his words touch me where my priest could reach."
It doesn't take this long to get responses from a hardware partner in my experience unless lawyers are needed.
first partner: Hey, I am hearing that you are no longer making the product I need for my product, is that true?
second partner: Yes/No
I find it hard to believe that (assuming Monday was a day of rest after E3) in three full working days there is nothing to report... but, hey, maybe the second partner is on vacation, only that person can give an answer, and will not be back to hear voice mail until Monday... Then, that person will be dealing with calls in order from the previous week... it might be next Friday before we hear anything...
Pushing 50 and still rockin' like a teen, only now I can afford it and it takes longer to recover.
But I believe in this and it's been tested by research: he who  nuns will later join the church.
- Joe Strummer
I guess what I don't understand is this - every person who's heard from Fender directly (and there have been a few now) has been told it's discontinued. So why do they have to "look at retailers"? What does that have to do with anything?