Has anyone experienced Ludwig Classic Birch?


I've got my eye on a used Ludwig USA Classic Birch kit which are no longer made and I was wondering if anybody out there owns one or has owned one and what the general impressions are. I will not be able to see in person or play the kit prior to purchase so I'm a little wary. It bothers me a little that Ludwig would stop offering the kit considering how popular birch is. I've been checking out new birch kits in the same price range and most are from China and I know that the Ludwig USA Maple stuff is good so I'm tempted.