sorry, no I haven't. as I told paruwi above in a previous post, I've been working a lot and haven't made it to any guitar stores. however, if it's a Gretsch, I bet it is well made. I have 3 Gretsch guitars. I, also, learned to play on a 1959 Gretsch Anniversary Model. so, I'm very familiar with Gretsch guitars. if you get one, I don't believe you will be disappointed. but as someone suggested, play several before you make up your mind to buy one. they are a "different animal" as far as guitars go.