Thanks, StevesBoogie! I have played other similar Carvin/Kiesel Holdsworth models before, so I'm familiar with the flatter fingerboard radius and jumbo frets. However, Kiesel offers a 10-day trial, which gives me comfort knowing that if for any reason it doesn't grab me, I can return it for a full refund less the return shipping. I'm no shredder, just a regular guy who likes a lot of different styles of music. The body is chambered, so it is more sensitive to dynamics, and will satisfy my jazz fusion noodling. My pinecaster will be used when I want the twang.