I like Gomestar's ES335. That's the upscale version of the Epiphone I posted. Kinda wish I'd never sold my Gibbo, but it's one of those wonders of buying things made of natural materials (i.e. wood) that leads to the occasional bit of unexpected luck. In my case, buying the cheapo version that sounds 99% as good as the 'real thing'. It can happen, and is the perfect example of why you should always try guitars out before you buy them - there really can be noticeable variation between two apparently identical guitars. Being electrically-minded also means I've changed pickups, switches, pots and wiring in some of my guitars. You can improve a cheap guitar almost beyond recognition with just a Â£50 ($70 or so) pickup. I may post pics of a couple of these later - currently rocking my beater mule of a Strat that now sports Seymour Duncan full and single-size humbuckers, plus a Lace Sensor at the neck. Pocketsquareguy's Esquire (is that really yours? Damn!) is just legendary. That's a piece of musical history right there.