My local shop recently became a dealer for Grover Jackson and just received an Arete 3-Star guitar. They look very stripped down, but let me tell you, they are the real deal. That thing is insanely good. Right when you first pick it up, it's got great weight and feel. The action is stupid low with no rattle and the sound with the hand-coiled pickups is unbelievable. If you're in the market for a really great guitar built by a true Master Luthier, give the GJ2 a look. Now I have some serious GAS for a new guitar... ARG! WHEN WILL IT END?!