I'm making the move on buying a new guitar. I haven't bought a new instrument in quite a few years. Most of my acquisitions have been used. What was weird is that I thought this being Covid season, they would be willing to make deals, but all they are doing is 7% off + 8% store credit. There were no memorial day coupons and every time I've bought a more expensive item, they've given 15-30%, even without an actual coupon. Strange times. IDK if this is because of covid, or if over the past 5-10 years they have gotten more strict on discounts. The BC Rich that I've been eyeing, says its in stock in MF/GC but when I called, they actually weren't in stock at MF, and the only ones GC have were floor models (probably returns). Im not entirely sold on it, especially not without a big discount, so I inquire about some Charvels and Jacksons. The ones I wanted most were.. out of stock. So then I'm looking through all the pages to see if anything is in stock that grabs me.. everything from Ibanez to Schecter. Nothing really jumps out. I'm kinda over Ibanez, although the Genesis RG is tempting. Charvels... very little selection in DK24 with a floyd, and the color I wanted. out of stock. Same with Jackson. And I'm asking myself, is it really a good idea to spend 1K on an indo built guitar? Looking closer, I see the neck is oiled, not satin and I'm not sure I would like that. And I dont like the hockey stick headstock being honest. Shecters... honestly the body shapes are blunt, kinda like they are trying to to be less of a superstrat, and a little more like a doublecut. And wth, when did the sustainiac make a comback? I don't really want one of those. Ibanez.. there are a couple bare bones models at 1500-1600 that might work, but they are in flat finishes, not sure I want that. And they have an edge trem.. rather have a floyd. Solar? Cool guitars, but want something with a natural finish with detail, not just a solid color, and I would like fret markers. At this point, I might consider a Jackson indo soloist or DK. They have a good selection of finishes, maybe the headstock would grow on me, idk.