Looking at the magical $300 price point for a decent-ish beginner instrument. I was set on the Mikey Way but the Junior Jet looks intriguing too. Sadly I can find neither locally, so it will be a leap of faith and an online order. Anyone have experience with both and can offer some pros/cons for each model? Sidenote: as a sucker for design, that Gretsch Thunder Jet looks positively -worthy. I could look at that thing all day. Bummer about the $2k price tag. Maybe someday, if the bass-playing thing sticks with me.