So I did a little nosing around and did find a few of these available on the U.S. side of the border but for a considerably higher price. Roughly 33% higher to be exact. I called a few retailers that were carrying it in the U.S. to verify model number and for the same guitar it is almost $1000.00 more CDN (so $700.00 roughlu USD).
Not quite sure how that math works but I am glad I got mine here. The only reasoning I can see is the warranty because we don't get the lifetime warranty here, just whatever the retailer offers.