As some of you know, I'm smitten by the White Falcon. I'd never actually seen one on person, let along play one, until last Saturday. I went to the mainland with my daughter to get her a surprise birthday present and thought, since I was on the big bad mainland, I'd just pop into the local guitar shop on the way past. And, would you believe it, they had a used White Falcon hanging right by the door. "It's a sign", thought I! The shop guy said it was a 2003 model that he was selling on commission, but on checking the serial number it turns out to be a 2006 model. It's in really good condition, with only a bit of tarnishing on the tremolo bar and a minor ding on the top that hasn't even broken through the lacquer (or whatever the top coating is). So, what did I learn? Well, firstly, it fits. I found it very comfortable to play seated and didn't feel that the deep body was a problem. Well, I'm an acoustic player and am used to my dread and my SJ and I've also owned a Gibson SJ so I'm used to big guitars. Secondly, it suits me. I tried it through a nice Blackstar amp and enjoyed the tones I was getting, although to be fair, I'm not used to electric guitar at all and so I don't really have a personal point of reference other than recordings and videos I've heard. Thirdly, I still don't like the neo classical inlay and, having never had a Bigsby before, I'm not sure that that really is a deal breaker. So, for that reason, I feel that I'm pretty close to the final decision of the 55 model with the Cadillac tailpiece. The used guitar was going for £2800 which seemed fair, although I've since found the same model / year for £2400 on another site -- not sure of the condition though. If I fall in love with the 55 as I hope that I would, I can always swap out the tailpiece for a Bigsby or swap out the pickups if I ever felt that I wanted to, but I couldn't add inlay or change the headstock -- I also LOVE the vertical logo that's on the 55. Would it be Filter'Trons that were on this 2006 model? Exciting times!