I know many of you guys who own Gustavssons own other expensive guitars and even real '58/9 Lp's. I'm really excited about the whole idea of a guitar that is built to be "an old soul". I believe The original growth wood and the air drying would make a huge difference alone. we all have her the phrase in auto racing, It can take 98% more in cast to get that extra 2% in performance, or something similar to that. I just wonder. Will you hear the difference in a band? Can you look at a Gustavsson and say "yeah, it's easily worth double the price + of my '59 reissue LP" ? I know only I can ultimately answer that question for me but I thought it would be cool to get some feedback from guys who not only have the real thing but also play Keeblers and Max's etc... BTW, I'm already on Steve's list...looks like a 3+ year wait, at this point .