Hey everyone, this is my first time posting. I am curious if anyone here has had any experience with a few guitars that spark my interest. The first is the 6117 gretsch anniversary model. i am interested more so a 58-59 w/ filtertrons but am also curious about the later models with hilotrons... the second guitar is a guild Manhattan x-175.(1954-1959). due to the fact that there are none of these guitars in my area to play. i was hoping someone could tell me about their experiences with these instruments. good or bad. how do these gretsch models compare to the current japanese models??? i have three of the japanese gretsch's and love them. i have heard the build quality now is much better than back then?? any truth there?? the guild looks really interesting to me, but i have zero experience with guild 's. if you guy's could shed some light on these guitars for me it would be greatly appreciated!! thanks, Mark.