A wise decision. Fantastic, all-around guitar, capable of a variety of tones. Dennis is right, they can feedback, but as long as you're aware of your proximity to your amp, you should be fine. I actually like them for controlled feedback. Beyond that almost all years and countries of origin are good. I don't recall them having any particular problems with anything, just find the one that speaks to you, when you pick it up. Once you get it, post pictures and a review of your impressions, would ya?