My Gretsch Alligator resonator is here! Unfortunately, when I gave it the first strum, it rattled like a soda can tied to a honeymooning couple's car. Some truss rod adjustment helped, but the then I realized that the problem was coming from the tailpiece. Instead of floating above, it was touching the top of the coverplate, turning it into a sounding board. A piece of construction paper solved the problem, but I'm hoping my tech can make a more permanent and elegant fix. Other than that, I'm thrilled. I've wanted a resonator since I first became obsessed with guitars as a teenager, but the good ones were always so expensive, and they weighed too much. This one sounds and looks fantastic, was in my budget, and is only 5lbs! I'm loving the clarity and volume of single notes, and the growl of chords. I can't wait to have my tech bring the action down a bit, since I don't play slide. I also have a Seymour Duncan P-Rail on the way to install and turn it into a rock monster!