Overthe last 6 months or so, my GAS has picked up. I got a Gretsch 6120 in the summer, which I love. A month or so ago I was looking for a 335 type guitar. In my searches I saw a hollowbody Les Paul with a Bigsby that really drew my attention. It was brand new, and the store was asking about $3,000, so I didn't bother even trying out. Anyway, I went to a store in the Philly area (Roxy Guitars) that carries some Heritage guitars, looking to try out some of their models. I knew they had some nice Hamers there as well. I wound up trying and leaving with a red Monaco (hollow body with Bigsby), a good bit less than the Les Paul I had seen. About a week later I got a Vox Tony Bruno 18 watt, as my Rivera Suprema at almost 80 pounds was too much to be hauling around. I LOVE THE HAMER. Yes, obviously in the honeymoon phase still, which I was probably still in with the Gretsch as well. But the Hamer just feels and sounds so great. I am also really digging the new amp, and wonder how that is effecting things as well. I probably need to do some more side by side with the Rivera and the Vox, but whatever it is, I am loving things right now. I think the Vox is better suited towards my style of playing. I am really blown away by the Hamer. All my guitars a pretty different. The Gretsch is a Gretsch, so it is unique and great. My Driskill is certainly its own animal as well, and with 3 P90's and a BRW neck, and the Driskill body and mojo, well that is certainly different. It is a very versatile guitar, does the blues rock thing real good, but not quite the cleans I would like, and I also like a country twang a little. That drove me to the Melancon, which is also a great guitar. But also a P90 guitar, but does the cleans better than the Driskill. After getting the Gretsch, I am kind of on a Bigsby thing, but felt I still had a void with not having a humbucker guitar, other than my sons Epiphone SG. So the Hamer has filled whatever void there was and then some. I do not have two guitars from the same manufacturer, but would not be surprised if that changed with adding another Hamer!