O.K., so I finally gave in and bought a Gretsch. It's a NOS '05 model 6120. I have never been able to make myself buy a guitar without playing it first, but since NOBODY around here has one,(only Setzers) I bought one from a dealer on line. The big brown truck rolled up Thursday afternoon, and It's been non stop ever since. If this guitar is an accurate representation of the Gretsches being produced currently, then Kudos to Fender/Gretsch. This thing is flawless. Workmanship, set-up, the whole nine yards. I keep going from amp to amp, Mesa to Fender to Marshall, and it sounds like, like, LIKE A GRETSCH!!!. I will post again after the honeymoon, but doubt if my opinion will change. Can't wait to get home today and get back to it!!!