***After hearing from several people including Nino, a guy who talked to Kevin this weekend (Thanks Steve) and others I am not concerned about this at all anymore. I will say that I am probably still going to go with an NYC just for the weight. 9.25 - 9.5 is alright but 8 - 8.5 is a lot better. And, at 35 with a not so great back, I'd like to keep it as light as possible*** I read on the Sadowsky website that a while back they increased the thickness of the NYC headstocks and stiffened the necks to provide for more sustain and to lessen deadspots. I know that graphite stiffening rods contribute greatly to both and help with the longevity of the neck. The Metro's, from my understanding, have thinner headstocks and no graphite stiffening rods. Why is this? This is making me lean more towards an NYC. Can anyone help me out on this? Just always looking for as much information as possible.