What's out there? I love the tone clean and dirty of a good semi-hollow with a great tube amp. Looking to get another after recently selling my Ric and Dano. The Ric 330 sounded great with my Goodsell, but it wasn't user-friendly in terms of minimalist controls. Plus, whoever the hell came up with the idea of lacquering a fretboard should be caned. The Dano was fun, but unsuitable for a no-back-up gigging instrument. I like the simple control platform of a tele and considered a thinline. But in the past couple years I've sworn off long-scale guitars, acoustic and electric. Plus, most teles just sound too ice-picky to use anything but the neck pu to me, unless you're into the Vince Paisley-Urban thing...which I ain't. I love the tone of an LP Jr with a P90 when the amp is cranked and screaming. But clean? Nah. Solid-bodies just don't sound as full to me as a SHB. So, what about a Duo Jet? Well, they seem good but damned if they don't cost a sh*tload new for a foreign-built guitar. And I don't particularly want a trem, Bigsby or not, and finding a used one without it is rare. Plus, they come in any color you want as long as it's black or sparkle'ly glitter...boring. Duesenburg's look cool, but don't exactly grow on trees. And aren't cheap either. Building doesn't seem to be much of an option compared to a tele, strat, hairband-spandex wanker guitar. For us folks that live in the sticks you can go broke trying/buying/selling candidate guitars online. So, what say ye good fellows?