I finally got my unemployment back-pay from the State of Wisconsin, to the tune of well over $3000. I'm one of the lucky ones who still managed to work during the whole Covid-19 thing (just not full-time, up until 3 weeks ago, only 4 days a week, hence the partial unemployment). I'm sitting OK financially, due to at least earning some income during the time period, when my employer had us only working 4 day work weeks, but I don't want to blow all of the money. Still, it has me thinking about guitar related things. With the unemployment back-pay, something that's been sitting in the back of my mind, since i tried out a Nocaster several years ago, has really entered my consciousness again - slimming down to one main electric guitar. Why? Well, other than the church band thing (done with my Taylor 12-string acoustic), I'm not really doing the band thing anymore (I moved to my current location for work, 10 plus years ago, and it has been nigh on to impossible to get into a hard driving rock band, especially being in my 50s age-wise). As a result of this situation, I wind up gravitating towards one electric guitar (as of the present, my Vintera 50s Tele), and my other electrics (at this time, just my Heritage H535), wind up staying in the case as case queens. That makes them wasted guitars, and in the case of those guitars with binding, can lead to binding rot over time, due to outgassing from the finishes in a closed up case. So, I'm thinking of going to just one REALLY GOOD electric, with a nice and chunky neck. Guitars presently being contemplated are: 1. Fender Nocaster Thinline - as I alluded to briefly earlier, I tried out a Nocaster about 7 or 8 years ago, and thought it was a fantastic guitar. The only reason I didn't buy it was due to my hesitation to trade 3 nice electric guitars, to be able to afford it. 2. 50s-type Esquire - I had a Classic 50s Esquire that was a great guitar (I regret getting rid of it), and I admit that at times, the neck pickup is almost superfluous for me. You might say, why not get another Classic 50s Esquire?, but then I'd wind up adding to my "case queen" woes. Also, I don't feel like dealing with the hassles that private sales (as a result of guitar downsizing) can entail (shipping, tire kickers who aren't really serious about buying the guitar, etc.). I will admit though, that during my weaker moments, when I play jazz, you can't quite pull off the smokey neck pickup sounds that are a staple of jazz, on a guitar with just a bridge pickup. I'd consider another Gretsch Country Club, but one of the reasons I got rid of my last one about 4 years ago, was due to getting sick of dealing with thinner necks. P.S. - I don't feel like going the partscaster, or boutique builders route. Feel free to chime in if you want to.