heh heh... Well, I took the plunge on Saturday and picked up a used Palatino 3/4...fairly well setup already (compared with the other used Palatinos in the store which all had dirty high action), really nice to play, and (IMO) a nice tone. I couldn't believe how much fun I was having when I got it home...I could even feel some "progress" Then the bloody thing fell over last night (yeah yeah yeah it was kinda balanced at the time...) and the damn neck came nearly right out of the body. Sheesh, and this was a fall onto rugs! More $$...oh well...prolly a good thing it broke now...and also explains why the finish around the heel on those cheapies is so thick - to cover the lousy neck set! Increase the glue, Scotty!