I just had to tell somebody. Just went to local shop and they had a used Gibson Ripper, Tobaco burst Frettless with a Ebony frettboard. Nickel flatwounds, even unplugged I could feel it resonate in my sternum. I was strong though kept my wallet in my pocket and managed to even put it back on the hook before I ran out. Had the money too as I am heading on Vacation to Atlantic City today. Close call though. Maybe i'll win at the blackjack table and buy it when I come back, yeah right.