darren: I wasnīt implying that the number of fret affect the playability. but the large cutouts sure affect playability on the higher frets (since I could actually reach them all, which is a no-no on some guitars), and I wanted answers that disregarded this fact.
hell, I donīt know, maybe an AANJ would be worth looking at, even though I prefer the look of the old style heel. the real problem is that most 24-fret guitars Iīve looked at feel very different to my 22-fret kramer (like the heel being further up the neck etc.) and it would be nice to have something that doesnīt feel all that different (if only to keep me from letting my other guitars become dust-collectors)