Ok, here's the deal. I promised myself if I survived the hear surgery that I'd buy myself a new guitar. Well, I dodged the bullet on the surgery but I think I still owe myself that new axe. ( No argument! Me thinks I deserve it so there! ) I have a killer vintage accoustic, a pretty nice Epi LP Standard Plus Top, and a pretty nice Peavy semi-hollowbody. Just makes sense that what ever I buy it should kinda fill out the mix. My dream guitar would be a Rickenbacker, but being as how that is way out of my current price range, I'll keep it in my dreams for a bit. Soooo, I'm thinking a Strat or Tele. My budget, $300 range, is probably more of a used Strat. Maybe a MIM one. I've been looking at Guitar Fetish Xavieres too. I play Classic (50's,60's,70's era) Rock, a bit of Country leaning towards Rockabilly, and Blues. What I'd really apreciate is any suggestions such as makes and models of guitars that would fit what I'm wanting and tips on things to both look for and avoid. That should keep everyones wheels turning. lol I consider most of you pretty knowlagable ( that a word? lol) so I'll give any suggestions serious thought.