Really just a question of risk tolerance. In this case, I felt like I had sufficient info to take the risk. Sometimes you get bitten, sometimes you luck out. The biggest risk in my mind was the fact that it was shipped without a case or humidifier (though double-boxed) during a fairly cold snap. Fortunately, it survived the journey just fine.
This guitar will likely find its way into the hands of a local student who is looking for an affordable upgrade, which was my hope when I bought it.
Remember Anthony Weller, please help. Contact myself or Aaron Green for details.