1 bluesdj 10 months ago After waiting, watching, hearing about the Gretsch Resos available to the USA, I finally got mine here in Canada mid-Nov/12. What a great sound and a comfortable v-neck! I decided to make mine a little different and copper plated the cover plate and tail piece. Hand-shaped the truss rod cover and the output jack plate from flattened pieces of pipe. Everyone who sees/hears this guitar is mighty impressed. I have had 9 - 10 National resos over the last few years and I have to say that the Boxcar (at the bargain price) rates right up there with a National for sound. I added a thin humbucker, vol pot and output jack for the added versatility of plugging in.