I'm with you frogmore. Guitars and cars are the tools of my trade, and I don't want to get too paranoid about either. I love the look of the new Collings guitars, and Grit Laskin has been a friend for years.....but those beautiful finishes would probably mean I'd be scared to let someone handle it...and I don't want that. My old Martin can take whatever happens to it. 'Course after I've croaked, Heather might not get as much for it if I hadn't had the neck shaved....but C'est La Vie.