chingalera says... my general rule of thumb for an electric is heavy and solid is better. ever played an Anderson?? http://www.andersonguitars.com/ Guy used to luthier at both Fender and Gibson, has his own gig now-Very limited output, special order, that kinnna thing. Dude....You'll never wanna pick up another electric again. Feels like a hot chick on yer crotch, sexy as FUCK! Worth the investment if yer serious. Again though, you do pay for the extra attention to materials and detail in craftmanship-They start at around 2K now.