I had to visit my local store yesterday and try this one out. It came home with me. Others here have shared their appreciation for the Gretsch G5220, and I'm now finding out why. 7.4 lbs, feels good, extremely high build quality. Set-up is pretty good, also, but I'll play it for a while to decide whether to tweak it. I took the pick guard off to adjust the pick up height and may leave it off. I'll upload some better photos when I get some sunshine.