I just purchased a PRS Santana SE from MF. Of course that means I did not play this guitar before I bought it, but I have played that model in a store. I feel comfortable buying online without playing because 1) I can return it, 2) my experience is new guitars selling in the $700 range are mass produced to a standard which will be the same, with the rare bad one, what ever that means. But I also read here regularly the opinion of several people who would never buy a guitar without playing it because they wouldn't want to buy a dud. Which would make me believe a high percentage of guitars are duds, and it is best to be patient to find the good ones. So what is your general feeling about new guitars? Are there a lot of duds and you need to play many to find a good one? Or do modern manufacturing processes and standards produce the majority of guitars in an acceptable condition with the rare dud? Also a side question for "the one" group; Where do all the duds go? Is it one of those things where if you go to the jam session and you look to the person on the left and the person on the right, at least one of them must be playing a dud?