Originally Posted by Thrasher
So is this a store near you? I've had some good experiences with local guitar dealers if you an encourage friendly competition between them using quotes to get a good price, `cause you should never really pay the retail price but yeah $169 with free shiping looks good. Maple neck and a rosewood fretboard is what I use which is really good, some people prefer a maple fretboard which is a light colour but I'm not into that.
I haven't heard of Paulownia but the mahogany finish looks great and the hardware matches the pickups and frets etc. I'm pretty picky when it comes to colors on a guitar haha so I usually just get them all in gloss black.
I'm trying to help but like I may have mentioned on CF before, I'm more of a front man - vocals/rhythm guitars but I hoped it helped out a bit.
Personally I despise gloss. Ever used a DS Lite? yeah, I hate how that thing feels. I'm seriously tempted to take sand paper to it just to rough it up.
I'd prefer a finish that is smooth, but not all super slick or anything. So I think the trans black should be pretty nice.
No, this isn't a near by store.