I have this bad boy tuned to drop B, stung with .012s. See the range available with the Jaguarillo is what's making it stand out to me atm, bucker in the bridge, two single coils for clean and tasty lead! A friend has a Blacktop Jag so I'll hopefully get playing it sometime soon, picked one up in a guitar shop a few times but I never had time to amp it up and properly play with it and they've none in stock atm. Played wonderfully though, I think I prefer the shorter scale. Played a Blacktop Strat around the same time and it just felt like it required so much more effort... As it's gonna be my main guitar the furthest it'll be dropped is drop D, unless we make the move to Eb. I've no idea what length the Washburn is but it holds the tuning just fine, being all locked up and wotnot so I think it'll stay in drop B for the foreseeable future. @Landy_Ed if I could afford to go to Glasgow to get a guitar I'd probably just put the ferry money into a nicer guitar tbh. Thing is I can't really afford anything at all, my dad's come into an unexpected grant and generously offered to get me something with it, I was planning on saving for a Jag anyway so it seemed fortuitous. I just happened to notice the Tremonti on ebay for around the same money and the voices started to whisper As for all the Les Paul advice, I agree there are some lovely lovely guitars available but the other guitarist in the band has one, it's a proper Gibson custom too, so I want something tonally that can cut through. He has an Epiphone Sheraton that compliments it beautifully but I don't get on with it.