so i needed to kill some time...i went into a Guitar Center. picked up and twiddeled on this and that. and there hung this sweet black gretsch. single cut, with a bigsby. priced about, i don't remember, around 650, maybe. i think it had a ebony fretboard. humbucker pick ups. it looked like Rock and Roll on a stick personified. Sweet! Hell, yes! you know what i like? none of my main hero's ever played one. not jimi, not duane, not clapton etc. Rory had a gretsch corvette but it was nothing like this one. i gots the funds...should i step so far out of orthodoxy? i liked it a lot. one thing that was really cool was that the "made in korea" or wherever didn't mean a damn thing - it was fine, oh, fine - as good an electric guitar as you could want. i have been through many guitars over many years and i know poop from shinola and there was nothing lacking about this guitar! tell me to go in there tomorrow and buy it. dare me.