I've been thinking about this subject for a while now, but the SWG post got me thinking again. What "feature" will make you turn away from a guitar? In other words, say you are looking to buy a new potential number one. What will make you immediately remove a guitar from the list of candidates? For me: SWG, I really don't like that color, or most greens. There are some exceptions. Aftermarket tuning keys. I've been playing 40 years and I have never had a set of stock tuners I couldn't make work. This one is an immediate deal breaker for me. Matching headstock on a Strat. Yuck... I know some folks love them. I'm not one. Relic job unless it is done by the factory. Even then It loses points. Blue guitars... I did just buy a blue one though so this is not absolute. More than 6 strings. I'm sure there are more, but let's see your list. And just to show that I know this is all opinion based and we are all different, I love SPARKLE finishes. Not that almost imperceptible metal flake you always see but serious SPARKLE. Like Gretsch sparkle jets. I don't care what color. If I could find a good playing SPARKLE finished Strat I could overlook almost all of the above... well maybe not the aftermarket tuners. ☺ So what are the "features" that you just can't overlook?