26 Parabar 3 months ago The Gretsch is more comfortable to play for me --- I'm used to bigger-bodied guitars, and I like 'em. It's a bit neck-heavy, but not unmanageably so --- between a cushioned strap and my forearm on the lower bout, it stays in place jes' fine.Once it became clear that the mermaid/teal/blue/green thing discussed here some months ago wasn't gonna happen, I looked again at the stock colors. Solid opaque black didn't grab me, nor the sunburst. The Walnut stain option seemed possible, but in a "maybe one of these days ... we'll see" kinda way.The blonde one with the gold hardware demanded that I try it out, and the confluence of timing and finances was such that I couldn't say no. What can I say --- I love guitars!