I wont give you my life story but I have waited years to be able to buy a guitar of this standard again. I have spent the past three years being pretty broke but the day is finally upon me! of all the guitars I could buy which at this point is anything I wanted I can only really think of one that does it all for me, yes a gretsch. I know a lot of you don't like tension bar bigsby's but I don't have a problem with them, the reason I like the players edition is because the fixed tune-o-matic bridge style bridge the strap locks the string through bigsby, the modern touches to a classic design that are very subtle but functional. what do you guys think of them because this guitar will soon be mine. cheers!