I have one very nice jazz guitar that I have kept standard, all my other guitars are cheap and cheerful and I take a saw or a chisel and a soldering iron to them as needed to make them the way I want them. But... I would like another nice guitar that I can leave as it is except perhaps for changing a pickup or a switch. I feel that what I really want is a neck-through guitar. I know about the expensive ones - and one of those might be the answer! But if there are some cheaper ones around, I would very much like to try them. The BC Rich Mockingbird is the only reasonably priced one I can think of. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if it feels and sounds good to me, I could live with the looks. Any other suggestions?