I'm sure I'm going to be demonstrating my power of stating the obvious, but there seems to be 2 "camps" of niche builders: "Custom" guys and "Boutique" builders. The custom guys build made-to-order guitars, while the "Boutique" builders build a limited number of models. To me, Thorn, Driskill, Myka would be custom builders. Boutique builders would be Huber, McNaught; while each of these can make guitars to-order, they're pretty much making a standard model, vs. Thorn and Driskill where you pretty much spec out the guitar the way you want it. Not sure where Heatley stands in all this. Then there's 1-man shops like Thorn, Driskill, Huber, McNaught, Heatley, Myka, vs. "small-company" shops like... well I don't really know any of these but I see names floating around that I'm guessing are more like groups of luthiers that work together to produce some line of niche guitars. Any thoughts as to the pro's/con's of choosing one group vs. another group? Is going from 1-man to a "small company" a good thing or a bad thing? I think Driskill and Thorn are both really busy with really long waits, but I think they both enjoy the art of creating these guitars. I wonder if it's better from a financial standpoint to "standardize" your offerings and grow to a larger sized company. Your thoughts/comments would be appreciated!