My My My.... I tried a black one today at GC and I'm just in Love! This thing is unbelievable for the $$$ but unfortunately GC had it listed at $499.99 and wouldn't do any better than $399.99 almost bought it anyhow but I decided I'd do a little TB searching.....lol. It plays way better than anything costing three times as much! The B was a little wobbly though, the String through the body idea might remedy this though. And all this was found out BEFORE I got home and searched TB for this thread....lol.