PermissionToLand, Before you respond to Relic, let me just interject a thought or two. Why? Probably because I am an OCD peacemaker who doesn't know when to quit... This has long since ceased being a comparison between guitars and a disagreement with Kris. I also think some of your statements have been misunderstood. For example, your statement about the shiny option was not meant to say there was a shiny VOS, but rather that the Custom Shop does make shiny models, but the VOS is not one of them. I'll admit, I also initially thought you were saying there was a shiny VOS, but in re-reading it I see what you were really trying to say. But, while I think getting into a "Who's right / who's wrong" whirlpool between you and Relic is probably not gonna be very fruitful, I do want to throw in for Relic a bit. While you may disagree with me given the current argument, I have found him to be doggedly tenacious and loyal. In a future thread, he is just as likely to come to your defense if he thinks you're being misrepresented. If you two are able to come to some peaceable resolution, I know he's the type to let bygones be bygones. Honestly, I'd love to be in a band with him (but he'd have to let me have some leads!) I don't know if any of this matters right now, but they are just a couple of thoughts.