Back in '03 I was gearing up to buy my first "nice" guitar. I had come into some money and long story short, ended up at Guitar Center -- I had not yet found these boards, or any others to be honest, so the initial plan was to look at American Teles. After about 6 hours of browsing an playing, I found a real nice LP Studio right around my budget that seemed to fit the bill. Salesman tried to switch it out for a damaged one, and hid the original when I called him out on it, so I ended up having them ship me one directly. To the point -- I'm still not quite happy with it. LP weight doesn't bother me, and the aesthetics are fine -- it just doesn't sound quite right compared to other instruments I own or play. I wired it up in the last year with an RS kit, and it helped a lot, but the sound just isn't what I like. I play this game about once every 6 months or so, but I think it's time to check my options again. I can either: Invest more money into it and drop in some new pickups (relative to the value of a Studio, no Lollars here) Attempt to sell it and put together a small amount of money to buy something similar (another LP, at least something with 'buckers) ?? If I sell I'll probably only have a couple hundred to put on top of what I get for something new, so that might be a rough one, depending on what you guys think. I really like the basic LP sound, as seen partially here (http://youtube.com/watch?v=xqYHzLJDEss). The big point is, if I am investing more into it, I don't want it to be very much more.