On Saturday, I got to try out FMIC's new acoustic/electric offering. For those interested, I started a thread/review about it, here. I test drove it because I was curious, and also because the owner of a local store challenged me to come in and try it. The store is Clawson's Music here in Corpus Christi, and the owner was Bubba Clawson. He had posted on the store's Facebook page that they had the instrument in. I've shopped there for decades, and I like to support them when I can. So I made a comment to his post, and he encouraged me to come on in. So I did, and subsequently replied to the same Facebook post a follow-up/review. It's a good guitar, but as people here probably know, I won't be pulling the trigger. FMIC's acoustic/electric is advertised as being able to convincingly emulate several types of acoustic guitars and a Tele bridge pickup. But it needs a two amplifier rig to sound its best. The acoustic models through the DRRI I first plugged into didn't sound quite like acoustic guitars, and the differences between the models were barely perceptible. The bridge pickup sounded best through the DRRI, but even then it wasn't the tele sounds I'm accustomed to. I think the phosphor bronze strings and the N4 Noiseless pickup were the reasons for that. The acoustic models came alive when played through a PA, but then the electric side suffered. So while FMIC is lauding this as a "one guitar to rule them all" purchase, it's not a easy, uncomplicated thing. You need two different forms of amplification. And of course, since I have my Logan Custom acoustic/electric, "Aggie," and my four Logan Custom teles, this latest offering just isn't a guitar I need. And as I've been posting about my Aggie in threads where it is appropriate to do so, it's generated some interest.