IF you're a smoker - You can quit for justification of purchase (that's how I got my Gretsch 6120-TM and I haven't lit up since 2005 so...it didn't cost me a dime - it was free.) Which brings me to another of my "outs" - The Furniture Lone at The Bank...nothing is easier to a Banker than the furniture loan, low interest and easy payments and a teenager could qualify. The going rate right now for the Magnatone Panorama is outrageous...$2500 plus - if it was my money I'd go Solid State like a stereo Roland JC-40 and a Strymon Big Sky - done. (and it may sound better too.) Buying something for more than $1000.00 is an invitation to buyer's remorse - which I never had because I quit smoking. Remember that the Reverb Guy on YouTube did that demo with state of the art recording gear. All that said - I had hot pants for over a year concerning the Panorama - then I heard a JC-40/BigSky demo and I heard...a Tone. Me, I'd get a used Peavey Chorus and a years worth of prime wild caught fish. Johan and Shane brought me to the water. Thank You Gentlemen.