Well, after sitting at the FedEx depot for over 72 hours :BITCHbefore being delivered, I finally got my mitts on the well-travelled red Glide Jr. This is the first time I've wrapped my hands & ears around a custom guitar. What a cool beastie it is. It's kind of Tele-like...but a lot more of everything. My wife even said it was beautiful. I do see what folks mean about the neck pickup being a little on the overly dark side. But that Electroluxe pickup is incredible. And, for that matter, the middle position is very very good -- the warmth of the neck balances the bridge very well. I may, ahem, warm up to the neck pickup, or, if I'm feeling brave, replace it with a stock TV'tron, rather than what is, as I understand it, an overwound pickup like a TV'tron Plus. But this cements my desire: I'm getting a custom Koll. I promised myself it'd be for my 40th birthday...but that won't be until 2008. Odds of waiting that long...not so good.