I have just commissioned an 18'' Acoustic Archtop from a wonderful Australian luthier Gary Rizzolo. http://www.rizzologuitars.com/home As the years pass the likelihood of me using all the guitars and amps I have accumulated over the years has diminished considerably. Thinning the herd was an exercise I have been engaged in for the past few months and there is plenty more to go. I don't think I am going to miss any of what I plan to move along and someone else will enjoy the gear instead of it sitting unused in my house. I decided that the money raised could go into something extra special that would bring me musical joy in my future years. I also figured that rather than spend a significant amount on an existing instrument I would commission the guitar I wanted and support the work of a talented individual luthier. The delivery date is scheduled for April next year and I plan to drive the 1000 miles from Brisbane to Melbourne to collect the guitar and have a touring holiday whilst bringing it home. The guitar I have ordered is similar in specification to the 18" Full Body Archtop on this page from the Rizzolo guitar website but with a neck shape to suit me and a vintage amber finish rather than sunburst. http://www.rizzologuitars.com/archtop This is going to be a fun wait.