You know, like "The Warriors"? So I've moved back to the states and there's been a massive influx (and outflux) of gear over the past two weeks. One of things I've been excited about is finally getting hands-on with Jackson custom shop warrior WR1, and with this warrior in particular, which I've been chasing for the past three owners. I really liked the specs -- usually quilt warriors are trans-black, and come with chrome hardware -- this I thought worked well with the EMGs (and everyone playing metal should have something with 81/85s in it lying around!). My first surprise is that warriors are now like my favorite shape I would argue that they are the best style guitar for a classic style playing position that I've ever experienced. Better than ergo guitars like strandberg which are designed specifically with that in mind. And it feels badass like an explorer, but obviously much lighter and easy to move around. I would seriously consider getting a custom warrior 7 in the future. I also thought it was interesting to get this vs. my Daemonesses. When you play a Jackson CS I feel you really see where Dylan is coming from, especially with the neck shape, the thick slab fretboard, the wider board. I feel like it's a very Daemoness experience. So the neck is very comfortable for a 6, and thicker than a wizard. But Jackson fretwork seems not as good as Daemoness or my J-custom, and there are some sharp edges that are noticeable when moving along the treble side of the neck. Remaining build quality seems good, apart from some stuff probably done by previous owners. As a side note, I was told the guitar was "almost mint" and it showed up with a couple small but deep scratches on the top, and a big dent/bubble in the clearcoat on the binding, about the size of a fingernail. I've chosen photos that don't really show this -- they're just supposed to be pretty. But this is pretty unfun because I traded for this guitar, and just trading back means that two guitars have been mailed two times just to get back to before -- obviously a pretty bad outcome. And you can ask for cash back, but actually repairing something like that is probably $4-600 I imagine, and means redoing a whole lot of the finish that actually is near mint. But this is the first time I've been in this scenario -- and maybe the first time I did a trade + cash for another guitar -- so I'm curious if anyone's been in that situation, how it turned out. The seller refunded me the amount of cash off I asked for, but wondering about others' experiences. Here's some photos. New flat means I have no idea where to pose this thing, so I tried out some different options, white balance all over the place. Actually think it tends to look better in person because it is darker and you don't see the details of the quilt so much (which is not amazing quality, but looks great peaking out under the darker burst.