I've never played a 9 and thought nothing of this comment at first. But that would actually be a great idea for them. Whether they chose something like 25.5"-28.625" or 27"-30", at ~$800 they'd corner the market for entry level 9s IMO. The hardware for the strings is individual and they already have 10 string pickups. They might as well just do it. I'd be interested at that price.