Yup. I've been thinking about it for a long time, and I'm starting to get it into me head that I may just take the plunge and do it. I'm scared to death though, since I have relatively little experience with tapping instruments. I've owned a Chapman Stick - hated it. I've owned a used Warr - loved it, but way too heavy and it would not accommodate the tuning I envisioned. I would say that I have about 6-8 months total experience with an instrument of this kind. As I consider myself somewhat of a competent musician, I can't bring myself to just settle for something that isn't going to be 100% to my standards anymore - but this would cost me close to $5000! GAH! I've never spent anywhere close to that amount of cash on any musical equipment in one shot, much less on an instrument I have almost zero experience playing. Freud said when it comes to justifying ourselves, we are all geniuses. My reasoning for custom ordering one of these guys is this: I need a light instrument. I am a small guy, and don't want to be gigging on an instrument that weighs 10% of what I do. Secondly, my band (and other projects that float about in me head) require keyboard textures, which this Warr would allow me to achieve. MIDI equipped Warrs aren't standard, so that adds a few extra hundred bucks. Also, most tapping instruments are tuned with the bass strings played by the left hand, and treble on the right - which necessitates reaching WAY over the fretboard to reach some of the strings. I could custom order one that would reverse this, putting the strings in a much closer and comfortable spot. All in all what I want doesn't come standard on any instrument. It's a pretty crazy thought for me to consider spending this kind of bread on something I've barely even played, but these instruments just can't be found floating around every Guitar Center. If I ended up not playing it much I'd lose my shirt if I sold it. I'd have to get really good with this thing to justify spending that much, but I have no real way of knowing until I actually have it and start practicing to see if it's really me or not. Anybody here ever had a similar experience? Of wanting to play a certain instrument that didn't exist, and had to pay tons of money just to start? EDIT: By the way, I'd have to sell off a ton of gear (Boogie stuff) that I'm not currently using to afford this sucker.