So perhaps the initial emotional shock of the ME discontinuation has subsided. However it has gotten me to rethink way in which I might reconfigure my current gear stock to something that is more my taste now, since what I currently have is good in all respects but my tastes have changed. Mostly I am thinking of reduction of my amp rig, and the 'amplification' of my guitar stash. I am a sucker for two things, highly figured tops (not only on guitars ), and anything rare/scarce. This often gets me in trouble tonewise....and otherwise.... Tonewise I am a sucker for Les Pauls every day of the week As you can see, the current ME ordeal pits my weak spots against each other. But enough talk, lets get to the juicy part. Exhibit A: OR Exhibit B? I really can't decide!!!!!!