Gah, I've loved so many bands that use them - Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., My Bloody Valentine, Yo La Tengo, plus tons of surf stuff - but never picked up one. I didn't want to hero worship or tip off people as to my influences too much, plus I guess I never found the right one. But after playing a buddy's JM with a '58 with '63 neck, I looked and looked, and then found two! A killer partsmaster I traded for here, and another AVRI in a local pawn shop. SO KILLER. best clean sound I've ever gotten from a solidbody guitar, brilliant trem - I know it's not for everyone - the most comfortable body shape ever - so good! I'm just crazily loving these guitars. And tomorrow - LPB '65 Jazzmaster coming my way! Woohoo! so who else loves 'em? And what guitar did you dig from a distance but not pick up for a lot of years, and then found it was perfect for you after all?