The way I look at it, there are three main tone factors in this here equation that we are all, in our way, trying to solve. 1. Your hands/fingers. I elected a while ago to not use a pick, so that has an impact on my tone. I play both with nails and with the tip of my fingers, depending on how "snapping" I want the tone to be. 2. The amps. I have "standardized" on Dr Z for now, because it's the best ratio of cost/quality I could find while staying true to the tone I have in my head. Frankly, between the Mini Z and the Carmen Ghia heads, I get all the tones *I* need. 3. The guitars. While the wood does have some impact on the overall tone, it's really all about the pickups. For example, I have a Tele w/ a Mahogany body and a carved maple top. Guess what: it sounds nothing like a Les Paul So back to the pickups. i decided a while back to get me a guitar w/ each pickup configuration I like. So I started with the SRV strat for the 3-single coil approach. Se's the second from the right... With that done, I wanted a Tele w/ two pickups that would be great for blues. Enters the MojoTwanger w/ a set of Fralin Blues Specials. But then again, I really like me them TV Jones pickups, so I figured... what better than a Tele w/ a Lollar 52 in the bridge, and a TV Jones in the neck, along w/ a four-way switch? And then, it came to me... P90 love, that is. Yeah, what's better than a dual P90 guitar? One with three of them, of course! Please say hello to the Anderson Cobra w/ three Harmonic Design P90s... She has a 5-way strat-like switch, and w/ the pull tone knob, you can add the bridge pickup to any of the combinations available. Dang sweet. ... yet when I play her, maybe because of the Tele shape, I often wish I had a Tele bridge pickup and a P90 neck. Well, Scott Lentz sure makes gorgeous guitars, so why not give it a shot? Well, once you went P90, you might as well go all out and get yourself some humbuckers... so here's a set of DiMarzio Vintage Hots in a gorgeous Don Grosh Hollow Carve Top T: Yup, she's sweet, all right, but she needed a friend w/ more aggressive pickups... a set of Manlius were procured as part of this lovely David Thomas McNaught Single Cut Jr: So... what's next? Well, I am thinking that I need the following: 1. A traditional T-style. I am thinking a Rice Custom - www.ricecustomguitars.com 2. A keef-like set up of T-style bridge and HB neck... for that I want a Trussart Steelcaster. 3. A hollow body or semi-hollow. I'd like a Collings, but at $4k used, I may just have to get a Gibson ES-339. They're tons of fun. I also would love one of those Gibson Chet Atkins ones, though they're hard to find. 4. A T-style w/ a tele bridge and mini hum neck. Another one I'd like to get the Rice folks to build me. 5. A T-style w/ a Tele bridge pickup and a Charlie Christian-type pickup in the neck. A lollar or a Vintage Vibe Guitars one would work perfectly. Another call to the Rices, maybe? Phew, GAS is still alive and well!