It's a pros and cons thread. It'd feel really weird if something had nothing but pros. Anyhow, someone asked about the Goliath bridges and they are actually hipshots. So i was wrong about that. But then he also said that Asian Strandbergs use asian made hardware...that sounds not really right. I emailed strandberg about that. See what they say. They haven't really changed the mockups on their website either to use the new hardware...I'm wondering if they had hipshot make them a custom angled headpiece. There was a thread on their group page a while ago where Perry was basically like if you make a multi scale guitar and the end of the fretboard is straight but the nut is fanned you are just a lazy pos...but then the goliath custom shops have that exact setup whoops. Whatever, honestly, ease of action adjustment, intonation, and tuning can be seen as cons but I hardly think they are deal breakers. The hipshot standard adjustable saddle design is really awesome in terms of ease of use and their headless system uses that same saddles. That being said...plenty of european companies like use the ABM single saddles and schaller hannes for regular guitars and those things are a pain in the ass as well. Especially the abm when adjusting intonation. The abm headless system is much better then their regular bridge. Mera is great for headless and t4m is pretty good too but you're really not going to see that in guitars under 3k. what I suggest is just make more money and then buy one of everything.