Hey Guys, I couldn't help myself. I just picked up a used Hamer Monaco Elite Mahogany with a transparent cherry finish from GC last night. She's a player, for sure. A very nice guitar, and my first Hamer. Fit and finish are great - I can get the action crazy low (too low, in fact, and I love super-low action) and the frets are perfect. This is the stripped-down Monaco Elite - no binding, no maple top, no fancy inlay, etc. This guitar is SOLID. The only playwear is two small dings in the clear coat on the bass-side edge of the body - otherwise it's mint. The original owner must have had good taste, because they replaced the original Duncan 59 in the bridge with a Gibson Burst Bucker (II or III, I don't know the difference) and it sounds great. A huge, full-frequency sound with a big (but not boomy) bottom-end. It's frighteningly vibrant for such a thick hunk of wood. There is definitely something to be said for 9 lbs of honduran mahogany, two buckers, and a stop-tail. I had actually gone into the store with the intention of picking up a nice acoustic - there was a really nice, used Gibson Songwriter that was calling my name, that is until I played the Hamer. Bad idea. Now I have another set-neck dual 'bucker guitar that I don't have too much of a practical use for (I'm a trem guy for the most part) and no acoustic (which I would have a practical use for). I lack the means to own them both right now (need to do some furniture shopping with the S/O) but this Hamer is sweeeeeet. What would you guys do in my situation? Keep the Hamer? Take it back and get the Songwriter (which was very nice)? Get another trem-equipped electric (which I ALWAYS have a practical use for)? I have 30 days to make up my mind.