When yours buys you a Washburn N4!
I had a swamp ash N4 10 or so years ago, and like a young dumb moron traded at GC for some recording equipment (that I don't even have anymore). My wife knows I regretted it ever since, and surprised me with this last night.
I played it through my Boogie DC last night, and it's everything I remember it to be; plays great, sounds great on the neck, and needs the Bill Lawrence ripped out ASAP!! Actually, the L500 sounds better in the alder than I remember it sounding in the SA, but I'm still most likely going to replace it.
The cleans are amazing, and the high gain tones are liquid and articulate.
In short, I love this guitar, and I'm never, ever parting with it. Again.
Now thats what I call a good wife. I really need to get an N4. That Bill Lawrence USA pickup sucks. The real deal Bill and Becky L500 is a much better pickup.