PBG was at NAMM and I had a chance to check out their booth and the guitars. I spoke briefly with Saul Koll and Roger Giffin. Both were very nice gentlemen and I really liked their guitars. There clearly was no dropoff in quality with the transition to PBG construction, as all were absolute jewels. I liked the Fano guitars also, though they weren't my thing as much. The JG guitars were also very nice. All of that said, the B3 guitars were staggering for me, particularly the Wood. Absolutely amazing. I spoke with Gene a fair amount and have since acquired one of the Wood guitars. Really great guitars. I highly recommend that you find a way to check one out. I also have been a Tone King fan from day 1. Someday I will have one. The Galaxy and Falcon both caught my eye. NAMM is no place to plug in, so I didn't test them but will when I get an opportunity. I know there has been lots of discussion about PBG here. What I would say is that if any of the PBG models appeal to you, you should give them a shot. The venture seems positive for all of those involved, and the real winner is the player that gets more access to the wonderful designs and really outstanding guitars that the guild produces.