I am once again the proud owner of a beautiful Dark Knight MLF. I originally had #10 but sold it to help fund my wedding. That was my 2nd ML & I was very sad to see it go. I promised myself I'd get one back eventually. This one is #2 of 24 made. This was a Limited Run guitar built by Dean for 24 lucky Forum Members. Out of all the MLs I've owned - the DK was by far one of my favorites. The top on this one is top notch - probly one of the best I've seen on an import Dean. Its been a while since I've played/owned a V-Neck but I quickly got used to it again. I remember that was one of the best things about this run of guitars - the awesome neck carve. This guitar is like new - I had a slight case of Deja Vu when opening the case for the first time. The Mustaine pickups are nice too - I was kind of shocked at how much I like them - they are much brighter sounding than Blackouts, which is my pickup of "choice". I can't see myself totally switching to the Mustaines but I am not driven to swap em out or anything. Nothing wrong with a little variety, right? I know there is a lot of Dean hate here, but this guitar by no means falls into the same category as some of the junk they've built. This axe is 100% top notch. This was built prior to Dean offering OFRs on any imports, so that was not an option. It does have one of the Ping LFRs which is very well built & sturdy. I never had any issues w/ my old one, so I doubt I will on this one either. I do want to upgrade the arm on it though to a collared one. Got this last week & it has barely left my hands at all. Beyond stoked to have one of these back in my collection!