As a long time admirer/imitator of Chet Atkins, I've always wanted a Gretsch hollowbody. I think the sound would work very well for my playing style. For years I've been on the lookout for a Country Gentleman, Tennessee Rose, or 6120 that grabbed me. Most of the old ones I've tried have had issues. They all have the binding falling off, super skinny necks, neck angle problems, warped necks, etc. I played a few newer ones last week. They seemed to be well made, and sounded OK although I couldn't really crank it up. But what is with all the switches and knobs? They are randomly strewn all over the face of the instrument, seemingly without logic or reason. After 30 minutes of fiddling, I simply had no idea what the controls did. The guys in the store were just as clueless as I was. As a long time Tele player, the controls are a distraction. I just want to play the darned thing, not launch the space shuttle. For you guys that gig them- what the heck do the controls do, how are they useful, and how often do you actually adjust them? Also- is there a model with a fatter neck? My other guitars have fatter necks, the Gretsch necks didn't feel right in my hands.