Well, some of the guitars are for dealers. My order is coming directly from BCR, despite being a dealer order, because it doesn’t make sense to ship a guitar from East coast to West coast and back. I can only imagine the logistical nightmare that warehouse is right nowIt's like buying a car direct. You don't get a discount because it violates the dealer agreement, and manufacturers are rarely equipped to fulfill small orders to unique locations, nor the staffing to handle issues that arise. So it's off the table mostly.
The dealer/retailer tiered system is designed specifically so manufacturers can farm out the sales and service side of the business and to have a continuous flow of revenue via timed and allocated dealer orders.
Which is why it's troubling that BCR says they have inventory ready for purchase but dealers don't.