Okay, I am ready to go and have these two in front of me, and I want to buy one of them today! MTD Kingston 5, new $450 Pros: played one and loved the tone, especially the low B, and the neck; lower cost; Feiten tuning Cons: Sorry, but I think they are kind of ugly; miss the versatility of active electronics to control tone on the fly. (Do I really need the active extended high end for normal fingerstyle?) MTD Grendel used in very good condition $650 Pros: more versatile tones; active electronics; bart pups; much more attractive (maple top); Cons: haven't actually played one (is B as good?); versatile tones, but does it have the one I want?; standard (non-Feiten) tuning; Opinions please!