Holy schnikies! Just got my Jr 90 hardtail last night. I am sure it comes as no surprise to Thorn owners that the guitar is stunning. And the pickups are truly the best P-90's I have ever heard. And the playability, OH MY! But you fanboys already know this. I must admit that until last night I wondered what was the big deal with Thorn guitars. I am blessed with many very fine guitars made by very fine luthiers. But now I know. And if the magnificence of the guitar herself wasn't enough, I actually called Thorn guitars today. And though I probably don't need to tell the fanboys this, within seconds, and without so much as being placed on hold, I was speaking to the man himself. And he was a kind, gracious, and humble gentleman. And I have never bought a new Thorn, so he has not benefitted from me financially. But he treated me like I was his best customer. He patiently discussed the guitar with me, and answered my questions about another used Thorn I was considering. I did tweak him by saying that since my serious awareness of Thorn guitars had occurred he had not been taking orders, so I couldn't have bought a guitar from him anyway! He laughed and apologized. Hopefully someday I can get on the list. But what a gem of a human being. And what a gift he has. And I don't really have honeymoon periods with guitars. I know pretty much from the initial playing session whether or not they are keepers. My new Jr 90 is a keeper. I am not gushing, just stating fact. She's one of the finest guitars I have ever had the priviledge of playing, apparently made by one of the kindest and most gracious gentlemen I have had the priviledge of meeting, if only over the phone. Thanks Ron! Peace.