String guy here, I've played acoustic for 50 years, most everything with strings. Had a 65 strat I sold in 69, nothing electric since then. Well, I did have a transducer on a mandolin but that doesn't count. Always loved Chet Atkins' sound and now-a-days Brian Setzer is a favorite. Deciding between several of the Gretsch options but just signed up here & wanted to say hi. Cheers!