OK, so I know this is a BASS forum - but I don't know (and don't think I want to ) any gu*tar forums out there. I'm thinking about buying a new electric guitar, and would like feedback. I currently have a PRS Custom 22, and it's just not doing it for me. Main drawbacks: - glossy neck finish (horrible). I could sand it, but then the resale value would go down the toilet. - tuners (great idea, but it doesn't really stay in tune that well - I use a different tuning which is probably the culprit) - body is too smal, at least behind and above the bridgel: may sound strange, but I don't like the way the small, carved top feels under my right arm (though aesthetically I think it's great). Most of my guitar playing the past three years has been on an Ovation Legend, and I'm used to having my elbow at the edge of the body, and nothing rubbing against my arm in the middle since it's flat. - neck shape: too thin - again, I like the kinda thick (7/8" to 1"), slight vee-shaped neck on the Ovation (pretty close to Warmoth's "Clapton" profile) FYI I exclusively use New Standard Tuning, CGDAEG, on guitar. I think the PRS I have just doesn't like it. The neck is fine from what I can tell. The tone and tuning are a little bit iffy though. So here are the main two contenders: Klein and Hanewinckel. I've always loved Kleins (from a distance, never having seen one in the flesh). I've only heard good things about them. The ergonomics look almost perfect for me. Up until recently, I kind of ruled them out because of the headless thing and the tremolo thing: I don't want to be restricted in my string choices (I use Elixirs, and have the funky tuning), and am more of a fixed-bridge type. So, I recently found out that both of those are moot: for $20 you can get a deal which lets you use single-ball strings on a Stenie headless design, and the S-Trem has a lock which makes it a fixed bridge at the flip of a switch. Now, when I heard that Pete Hanewinckel also makes the occasional guitar, and saw a few nice examples, my reaction was "I'm there, dude!". I know I love his work, my basses are great, and I could work with him on getting one to be like I want. The thing is, the Klein body shape makes so much sense to me, that I'd probably end up having him build something almost identical, if he'd even do it. But then, with the Klein my choices are more limited as far as body and neck wood go, and they only come in bolt-on (I like the set-neck aspect of the PRS). The Klein would be more expensive, though not by a whole lot (unless the prices have gone up a lot lately). If you're wondering what a Klein is, check out www.kleinelectricguitars.com. Likewise, www.hguitars.com (though no guitar pics on his site). Soo. . .I keep going around in circles. Help me out, guys!