Just to update,
I emailed Pepe, and he said getting model 101198 in Olfe instead of Hiro is possible.
HOWEVER, it has to be made to Linea Maestro standards (260euro) PLUS the MTO charge (100euro). The total cost to me would be $365 not including shipping or any other customs charges. It would also be a very long wait time.
Should I just get the standard 101198 model in Hiro, or should I bite the bullet and pay the Pepe? Eseentially, is it really worth the extra money to get it LM just because I want a different last?
Thanks again fellas!
What about asking if they will make the adelaide, which is already on the Olfe last and at LM quality, in brown without the MTO upcharge? It would come to roughly $310 with shipping. This is what I am considering doing.