Please recall a $50 guitar that became my go-to practice guitar, and a wonderful guy in Rockford, IL (Wally) that GAVE me two guitars. TDPRI thread with details and before pics are HERE. The Patriots are done. Say what you will about aesthetics (I go back on forth about them) -- they are exceedingly comfortable to play, they set up easily and they sound great. The one on the left (refinished by Brother) is the only one that looks good up close, but they all play great. Wally #2 on the right is going to the office to practice on during the workday, Wally #1 goes to the jam basement, and main practice guitar stays put (next to my tele). Maximum geekery for a VERY minimal outlay of cash. Cheers.