I really like filthy, gritty acoustic blues played on a metal bodied resonator. I mean I really, really like them. Last year or the year before, I succumbed to my desires and picked up a Johnson reso from MF. After 43 days of noises resembling a pair of feral cats alternately fighting and mating, I sent it back for a refund. Slide guitar just wasn't for me. So here I am sick at home the other day, and my Yamaha NE-1 shows up from MF. As is typical, MF put a small flyer of specials in the box. Lo and behold, they're blowing out Regal resos for $299! I sat there and agonized over this for two friggin' days. Logic reigned, and I decided to take a pass. I must be getting mature or sumptin'. Sucks, let me tell you.