talk me into keeping it. i kinda like it, i kinda maybe don't. here in kentucky, we have an outfit called the doo wop shop. i think they have around 5 stores. it's very useful for trying out new equipment - i rented the dc pro for a month for 30 bucks. (if that sounds like too much, you have to consider how much more the cost would be if you bought the guitar, then found after a month or so that your love didn't last past the honeymoon.) it gives you a chance to try out guitars, amps, and pedals for not too much money. the picture above is not the guitar i have, but it looks exactly like it. so, pros and cons: 1. it is a beautiful guitar, gorgeous color. the back of the body is so sexy, i dread to see it with buckle rash. 2. it has a wonderful big robust neck, fits in my hand just the way i want it to. 3. it has fine upper fret access and 24 frets. 4. the out of phase setting sounds interesting. 5. i am not crazy about the fretboard inlays - but they work in the favor of the guitar because it means i don't have to touch the pao ferro as much. 6. the headstock shape is acceptable. 7. it's a doublecut. if i ever learn to play crossroad blues, i'll be able to reach the 17th fret. 8. i think of it as my "pat travers" guitar. pat never played one exactly like this, but kind of like this. cons? 1. it has epiphone pickups. i don't want to insult anyone's equipment, but i can hear a non-musical "clang" in almost every epiphone pick up i've heard. i'm perfectly willing to believe that it's all in my head, but that's the problem. it's in my head and i can't get away from it. if i keep this guitar, i will put either gibson classic 57's in it or gibson p-94's. so there's several dollars there. 2. i think the vine inlay on the headstock is kind of dopey looking. 3. i greatly dislike pao ferro. give me deep, dark rosewood, baby, that's where greatness lies! all for your consideration.