Baux Need some thing to cut it with...this looks promising I--wait, no--what? You know what, screw it. That tape doesn't look like it's on there all that tightly. There! Free from it's corrugated prison. Jackson, eh? Is it time for action? All together now! One Two, THREE A SLAT3-7, you say? Don't mind if I do! *Warning: poorly lit pictures ahead* Now getting serious for a moment, I've always that the gloss black SLAT was really...boring looking in pictures. Well, it's really boring looking in-person also. That's ok, though. It's boringness means that I don't have to feel guilty about "defacing" it. . . Like this: Ahhh, much better. I don't know why, but for some reason I thought that the arch would be...bigger Lurvs this neck LURVS!!!!!! So my impressions after one session of playing: PROS Easily the most comfortable neck I've ever played--beats any Ibanez I've ever tried. Everything. Feels. SOLID. CONS It sounds really...dark--which doesn't make any sense. I'm guessing my amp (BlackStar HT5 ministack) can't handle the output, I need to tweak more, or try a new battery. The neck pup isn't bad, tho. Come to think of it, I only tried it at a low volume , hmmm. 9-52s? Really, Jackson? REALLY? B string is floppy as all fuck. Putting some thicker strings on here. Not crazy about the painted neck, but that can be fixed Overall, I like it. The cons are minor, and I really can't overstate just how comfortable the neck on this damn thing is.