Hi TGP! First post! =] So I'm looking to buy a new electric with money that I have saved up - I've got £1000-1200 to spend on the guitar. I'm really stuck for choice. I've pretty much figured out my amp n pedal set up but I just need some advice from someone with experience for the final decision on the axe. I want to get thick warm fuzz sounds from the guitar (a la Black Keys & early White Stripes) but also some slightly heavier Muse/Silversun Pickups/Smashing Pumpkins-esq fuzzy-chaos. I know looks are less important than sound and feel but I want something that will standout a bit 'cus every player and their dog has a Strat/Tele/Les Paul. So basically, what do you guys reckon from the following: Rickenbacker 620 (I realise I wont be playing traditional Ric stuff but I think it's probably the best looking guitar ever) Gibson Firebird Studio Non-Reverse Manson MA2 or maybe a Gretsch Jet Duo w/Bigsby Any advice at all would be much appreciated!