Thanks carlos840 - yes, that man has GAS to the extreme! Holy Smokes!
He also is far from "middle-level" artist. I watched a few videos and this guy not only seems like a stand up man, but a true master and enthusiast.
I think he might approve of my first
My Parker P36
It has the "tele vibe" going on with the p/u's and control plate.
The headstock is quite a shift, however:
Straight pull strings on a scarfed neck. PRS inspired?
I lucked out and got a Made in Korea.
- and trust me, my bass brothers, guitar is EASY to play. I've been playing for 3 days total and I can already sound like David Gilmour, Eddie Van Halen, and, the hardest to nail down so far: Syd Barrett. Yes, I've got my Zippo lighter.