First things first I found this as "Bstock" on Thomann. Its considered as last years discontinued stock and it was £48 cheaper because of the Bstock status so at a total of £200 incl shipping I snapped it up as I need something exactly like this for my band!. Shipping was odd. 2 days in the tracker told me it has been damaged and needed to be repackaged :O I was expecting the worse. Anyway when it showed up, it was a loose bubblewrapped guitar, flapping around inside a larger hollow box... and amazingly..it arrived flawless. A little dusty in places but no dents, no scratches, no chips, no marks, no sharp fret ends and good action and playability right away!?!?. Dont ask me how I lucked out like that but there we go. It will need thicker strings for my tuning but its actually great. PICS SPECS Basswood body Flamed Maple Veneer Roseacer fretboard (Treated Maple) 27 inch - 25.5 inch scale length 5 piece maple/nato neck (lovely and smooth) Monorail bridge Graphite nut PLANNED MODS Locking tuners (stock ones are garbage) EMGs Fishman Recharge kit If I can get it to fit so there we go!. Guitar is really really resonant and sounds massive unplugged. The stock pickups really let it down. But it really does not need massive changes to get it to be amazing. It is as solid and as much of a brilliant mod platform as the 8 string fan fret model from them I also have!.