OK, so heres the deal. I've been looking for an old plywood, like a Kay, King or American Standard, for about 6 months now. No luck at all locally. So now I've started lurking on, dare I say it, Ebay. I know that's not a good idea for all the reasons I've read about here on TB. But when there aren't any local, whats a boy to do? Now my local violin shop carries Christophers, Eastmans, and Shens. The plywood Shen he sells for a really low price. I know its a great instrument as I read all the newbie links. I'll be trying one out next week when he gets more in. But heres the thing,finally. I just like old stuff. I like old houses,cars and antiques. They have "Mojo". A Shen can probably run circles around a Kay (not to mention the warranty) but there's no mojo. So, talk me into a new Shen. Please?