Picked up a killer deal on a Gretsch G5622T on closeout on Cyber Monday. My first Gretsch and my first real semi hollow. The guitar arrived today, so here I am - looking for like minded individuals to chat with and answer any questions I might have... Like what case fits this darn thing! So just who is this Ducerro fellow? Well - by day I'm the CEO of a rather small winery in central Texas. It's so small that my other "job titles" include janitor, yard boy, forklift driver, accountant, material control manager, and... winemaker. By night I'm a very poor example of a guitarist looking to improve. If you look up "rank amateur" in the dictionary you'll likely find a photo of me (or someone who looks just like me). I started playing in my early teens on a Sears and Roebuck acoustic. It's in the dictionary too - under "unplayable" guitars bought by well meaning parents to convince their kids NOT to take up music as a hobby. Along those lines it worked very well. I didn't pick up a guitar again until I traded some computer expertise for a Squier Strat. By the way - little did I know THAT particular Squier's picture is also in the dictionary next to the Sears acoustic! Then one day I realized I hadn't bought myself anything "unnecessary" in many a moon. As it just so happens I had amassed a King's ransome in AMEX Points. With quite the bankroll I found myself on Amazon looking for a deal - which lead to my first "real" guitar - a Fender American Stratocaster. And being a bit of a "collector" I suddenly found myself with more guitars than fingers but not yet toes - well, until today. Now I need to remove at least one shoe so I can count them all. Thanks for having me aboard!