Hey Anvil, Although there was a time when BC's import models weren't all that hot ( mid 90's through to 2002, IMO) in terms of quality vs.value, I would say, if you can, give 'em another look now! The new line they debuted this year @ NAMM, with the new Invisbolt Technology, these things played amazingly! They were really light as well, suprising to me! For more info, go to www.bcrich.com, chekc out the I.T. Series, under most of their body shapes, inparticular, the V, and the Warlock guitars.