I'm pretty happy with my Epi Swingster. Basically a Joe Pass with a Chet Bigsby. Epiphone is making some nice stuff these days. I tried the Gretsch 5120 version of this same guitar and was not impressed. Alnico pups, parallel / series switching on both. The Chet arm is great, lets me strum and trem at the same time. When I get 'round toit, I'm going to try one of these..