OK, my current vehicle was made in 2011 and was out of warranty and about to start costing me plenty for replacement parts. While I loved the car and was very happy with it, it was obvious I needed to do something about it. The friendly and helpful salesman at the dealership I bought it from arranged for me to spend a bucketload of $$$ to change up to the latest new model. The smell of new leather is as intoxicating as the smell of a new Gretsch in the case and almost as irresistible. The only downside is I now have to forget about any new guitar purchases for the foreseeable future until my finances recover. So no more NGD threads from me for a while (unless I sell some of the existing collection to bring in some cash) Also no more NPD threads in the near future. Gretschs are very versatile, but you still can't drive them to work every day!