I have done the midi guitar thing for over 15 years, so I already own a hex-equipped Brian Moore guitar. I would love to add to sounds I already have so I am looking at a VG-99 and an Acoustic Variax. BTW, I am not interested in the new JTV. Now, I had already owned an acoustic Variax before, so I know what is good, and what isn't. What I am looking for is alternate tunings, a decent sitar, some dobro and 12 strings. The Variax can do these pretty well, but if I already have a 13 pin equipped guitar, I don't know if paying for another instrument is worth it- and since I haven't tried a VG-99, I though those who had could offer advice on the Variax vs the VG.