Well I sucked you in. I have seen a few posts asking are these small builder guitars worth the money . There is no answer but!!!. One way in my opinion is plug one in and play one through a good tube amp and play it with no pedals, bells or whistles and then judge . Its my opinion thats where you can separate the good from the great . I have quite a few guitars and once you have one of these guitars dialed in right on a nice clean amp thats where you hear and feel the difference in quality and attention that go into most of these . I don`t use pedals because I want to hear the guitar ,either what it does clean or distorted with nothing in between .Guitar, cord and amp thats all. Thats how I judge what sets one of these a part from other guitars. When you can play a guitar better it sounds better and when its made of quality stuff and all the little things that go into it sets it in another class. So next time you play one of yours or are deciding if its worth buying Play it clean for a while . Take Lesson From Mr Soloway , smart guy . Thats why all his clips are clean . Lots of guitars sound ok Distorded or with effects but few sound amazing clean. Just my Opinion .