well, I stopped by a music store today for a few minutes (for those of you playing along at home: I never go to music stores!), saw an Alembic Orion, and just had to try it out. aside from the store attendant doing the requisite crap..er..slapping, it was _great_! balanced perfectly on my knee (I play sitting down), sounded wonderful, and played like buttah. man, I gotta get me one o' those! (if only I had the money...) anyone else like the Orion?