I've wanted a metal bodied resonator for years. I have National tastes but a Dobro wallet. It will always be a special occasion guitar, like my electric nylon string or electric 12 string. so didn't want to spend £700 on something that would get relatively little use. Cut a long boring story about how there are no metal resos currently available in the uk. Everything is 2 months waiting list Managed to get this from Thomann.... Now I can't stop playing Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straits) and Fearless (Pink Floyd).