Hi all, New Gretsch (first one!) owner here. I bought this about a month ago actually, but I've been too busy playing it and getting to know the semi-foreign control scheme to join up or post here. It's my first Gretsch and actually the first semi-hollow I've owned, after wanting various semis for many many years. I know the new Broadkasters don't seem to get much love around here yet, but it is a fantastic instrument. Anyway, pic first: Album here for some more photos: http://imgur.com/a/23Hnv Yes, I put the Les Trem II on it right away. Why didn't I just get one with a Bigsby initially? 1) They didn't have the color I wanted and 2) I wanted to try out the Les Trem. 3) I have 3 other guitars with Bigby's on them (I love me a Bigsby) so I wanted to try something different. I almost went with the Stetsbar, but it was a little too pricey for seemingly not much benefit. The Les Trem stays in tune great and I noticed no difference in sustain. Though, when you're playing loud, this thing sustains for days anyway I'm still getting used to the way the guitar's controls interact with each other (seems to be different than all my other guitars in the middle position) and how it works with my rig, but I am having so much fun with this guitar and it sounds phenomenal! I'm playing into a Granger M50 (Bluesbreaker basically) and generally have some sort of boost/fuzz going out front. Sounds wicked with a treble booster. Quick 'about me':I've been playing for a bit over a decade and have way too many guitars and effects that I don't use, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I live in Portland, OR and play out with my band, Foxy Lemon, a lot (though the Gretsch hasn't seen a gig, yet) and I just plain love music. Can't wait to blast this one at full volume! Anyway,I'm usually more of a lurker than a poster on forums, but wanted to at least say "hi!"