Just got a nice raise at work, so naturally it’s gear shopping time! A couple things: I’m typically a one electric guy. I currently have a CV50s and honestly it’s really great. Just not a lot of desire to have a bunch of guitars around the house, most I’ve ever had at a time was four. I like semi hollows/hollowbodies, too. I currently am only playing at home, and I’d say it’s unlikely I gig, though there is a good local band that has me “on call” in case their guitarist they’re trying out doesn’t work out. Not holding my breath. That said, I have a vintage blackface Fender Champ which is really cool, but I’m not 100% positive is the sound I want (typically an EL84 guy). And I do play rock sometimes, and the 8” speaker is a bit limiting, though it is a great tone unto itself. If I got the gig down the road, I’d want a more giggable amp (the band in question is pretty rocking/loud, but again, not planning my life around them). ———————— Still with me? So, my thoughts: 1. Get an affordable semi-hollow/hollowbody for an alternative tone to go with my CV. Thinking DeArmond Starfire or a Casino (both of which I have experience with). Would consider a 72 Thinline RI, too. 2. Buy/build “dream Tele.” Remain a one-electric guy, and have it be a combo of things I like. Bigger sounding neck pickup (HB, TV Jones, P90, etc), Tele bridge pickup, semi-hollow body. I’d sell the CV to help fund, most likely. 3. Get the right amp for me and ride with the CV. Thinking something like a Morgan, Tyler, Top Hat, Bad Cat, 65 Amps...you get the picture. What would you do?