As far as it goes for me, One: You won't find a forum with the caliber of of people as you will find here. Now for the Guitar. I find Gretsch guitars to be the most versatile guitar I have ever played. Contrary to popular belief, These are not a one trick pony. I can do anything with my Gretsch. Blues, of course Rockabilly, Country, and yes my favorite, Hard Rock. I have never felt happier and more comfortable with a guitar. I am originally a Strat guy which I still Play but yhe Gretsch is my fav. Not to mention beauty and build quality.