1 giffenf 12 months ago After seeing one of these at NAMM, and feeling the need for a flashy-looking but reasonably-priced acoustic to use on stage, I had my local Gretsch emporium (TrueTone Music in Santa Monica) order one for me. But it's been a busy few weeks, so I'd kinda forgotten about it. I almost bought an Electromatic I'd been eyeing but decided against it, then got an email saying "It's here!"So yesterday I left work early (not just for this, the band had an audition out in Anaheim and when that was over, well, no point in going back to work, right?) and headed over there. It's pretty spectacular looking in person, and plays very nicely. Not a real cannon unplugged, but I tried it through one of the new Fender acoustic amps, a Henriksen Bud, and since it was in the car, I brought in my Quilter Frontliner cab with a Pro Block head. They all sounded great, especially the Henriksen, a marvel of engineering, possibly more good tone per cubic inch of amp than any other. The techs there checked it out and said it played and sounded great, and nothing needed adjusting. The stock electronics are decent, and the built-in tuner is handy. Through a Radial PZ Pre, it's easy to dial in some great tone, so I'm ready for tonight's gig. The only odd part was that they didn't have a case that would fit it, and none of the area GCs had any jumbo cases in stock. I found an inexpensive one on Amazon which they claim will get here today, hopefully before I have to leave for the gig.