First trip to my new local Guitar Center......new because I moved...... It is a decent store.....inventory was low. (Labor Day Sales and all) The used prices where ridiculously high ---good I am broke and really didn't NEED anything-- I made several interesting (all be the predictable) observations --to me, playing them back to back a Fender (made in China ) 700.00 Telecaster felt and played (and sounded) unplugged identical to the 174.00 Squire (also made in China) ---- OLP (174.00) Bass played and felt identical (and sounded plugged in) the same as a Made In California Erni Ball Music Man Bass. I was seriously underwhelmed by a Gibson Futura Les Paul.......felt and played like the 164.00 HARLEY Benton Gold Top I sold off. A black version of my BC Rich Mockingbird for double what I paid ----really---come on guys-- HOWEVER the STANDOUT winner........the Line 6 JTV 69s And I had to STOP after 30 minutes of messing with tones and switching tunings......wow...... ( again thank goodness I am broke) because it played and felt AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!