No gamb I didn't. took a leap of faith from what everyone said about them and a couple of sample tracks I heard. Not sorry I did.
Only problem I've found is, I have a 74 Iida that I had, take it with me to play around campfires, while racing wagons on weekends, charters in winter etc. I took it this last weekend since getting the Hatfields and realize how bad it is compared to it. Having problems with the neck on it, so I emailed Arthur Hatfield to get his idea on what might be wrong with the Iida. Guess only draw back is, it's like driving a Mercedes then going back to your Chrysler K car.....lol