I have been looking at baritone guitars for over a year, contemplating whether I really needed a "niche" instrument in my already too large collection. I have been accustomed to playing a 50's Gibson "baseball bat" fat neck L5 for 20 years so I was leery about the advertised "Gretsch" style thinner neck on the baritone but Tom himself was kind enough to mic out all the guitars in inventory and came up with a nice thick neck Baritone C. I am a nobody but received the same customer service as any of those players you hear on the radio. It was very special to speak with Tom himself, this type of customer service is why TV Jones is tops! When the instrument arrived, it was everything that was promised. Phenomenal quality, perfect set up and play-ability right out of the box and a tone quality that cannot be replicated by the competition. I believe this "niche" guitar will be my main instrument and I have contemplated selling off most of my collection. Yes, this one is really that good and when you factor in the absolutely wonderful customer service at TV Jones, you will need to create a sixth star to rate the Baritone C. Buy one today, you will not regret it. This is the best kept secret weapon of the new millennium!