Late report I bought this from Corners Music in Nashville it is new never sold been in their store since December 2014. They had it for the last five years. I got what I think was a very good price for a new guitar with the warranty. I left for five weeks to Hawaii and didn't see it until I got back home on February 13, thus the late report. I did a complete setup, it needed a truss rod adjustment and it plays wonderful. It is absolutely like new and I am very pleased with it. I think I really like the simple control of a three way switch and one volume control. I pretty much ran my white Falcon controls wide open and just used the master volume. If I really need to adjust the tone I can do it with my EQ pedal and/or the amp. WHY DOES GRETSCH PUT THE SAME $3.00 JUNKY RATTLEMATIC LOW QUALITY BRIDGE ON THEIR HIGH END GUITARS????? THAT THEY PUT ON THEIR CHEAPEST GUITARS? I replaced it immediately with a Gotoh 103B Nashville my favorite bridge of bridges, less than $25.00 shipped retail all day long. Gretsch could probably get them for $10.00 or less. I am off to Lake Havasu City, AZ for two months with the travel trailer. So, far I am loving not working anymore. Taking my RCB Twangmaster telecaster, my ukulele and Mark Little Jazz amp. Pics included with this post. You know what a Black Phoenix looks like, so just a couple pics.