This is a little tangential, but worth sharing. I got to hang out at Austin Guitar House a couple of weeks ago. Fantastic store, great staff, go there if you can. And I got to play a half dozen guitars by some of the top boutique luthiers. I won't name names, because I don't want to slight those very, very fine artisans. Liked all the guitars I played, some of them a lot. But I actually came away not tempted to shell of for any of them, because I like my Rists better. None of them could match Roman's guitars for feel and tone. Roman's guitars feel immediately like they are old friends. I wouldn't trade my Workhorse for any of the guitars I demoed, some of which were upwards of 3x as expensive.