I have several of Chuck Thornton's guitars. Specifically, I have his Classic, Contoured Legend Special, an earlier true hollowbody Improv, and the 10th Anniversary hollowbody. I can't rave enough about the overall quality of each build and the inspired thoughtfulness of the designs. I've had Thorntons for more than a decade and haven't had a single issue with them. Their setups are perfect on arrival. I've made some minor adjustments only when I used heavier strings, which is expected under the best of conditions. There are no corners cut in the build. The finest woods are used. The finishes are beautiful. I have a Super 400, a Johnny Smith, numerous Gibson semi-hollows and a couple of other archtops, and various Heritages. The guitars that feel most natural in my hands and consistently sound great are the Thorntons. It is true that Thorntons do cost more. But they are worth it for the quality and peace of mind in purchase you get. I was getting frazzled dealing with recurrent minor issues with the more common brands. I want to support Chuck's work here because he doesn't get the attention he deserves.