Just for the heck of it I bought a new Garrison of which I'd never heard the name but the price was good and guitar was full and loud and had this special bracing made of some polymer with this story along with it of how it was developed. The dealer quit stocking them shortly after that. I wonder how they are doing and if many folks got on the Garrison kick. Some get a little pricey. I'll check Google to see if they are still around but just wondering if anyone here has one and how they like it.