I don't post often, but I read alot. I've been looking at Fodera's alot lately. I love the finger tone on them, Matt Garrison and Victor have awesome finger style tone. If I were to get one, it would most likely be like the holly top monarch on the site. I was wondering how much retailers generally take of the list price on foderas. I was also wondering if it is REALLY worth the money and wait. I'm also looking at carvins, and i was thinking of doing some after market mods (including a pope pre) and trying to get close tone wise. Carvins are also far FAR cheaper. Thanks for your help.