I had one Carvin and two Kiesel guitars. All were outstanding quality, playability and sound. If you don't go crazy with upgrades they are also really affordable for being Made in USA. And I had no problems selling them (Craigslist local on the Carvin, Reverb for the 2 Kiesels) with acceptable resale value. I sold the last two because they were 7 strings and I'm getting out of 7 strings.