A bucket list axe acquired, gentlemen. Photos first, naturally: An Original Series Horizon CTM-FR in Faded Sky Blue. I could go on and on about various specs and details, but the short of it is this: I've played a metric fuck-ton of excellent high end guitars... I've simply never felt quality like this before. It's so exceptionally light and resonant. It shipped from New York to Florida up here to Canada over the course of two weeks, being opened and inspected, etc. yet arrived in tune and flawlessly set up - no exaggeration. It sounds monstrous through my Friedman and playability is completely effortless. It's difficult to photograph however the body on these models isn't black, it's a dark metallic blue and it looks gorgeous in person. I imagine the other colors in this series have similar finishes matching their tops. The cockstock is a lovely design and the neck feels superbly light due to how little mass it has. I also have very little fear of dinging it thanks to its small profile. The SD Jazz / Custom 5 set, while not being my first choice by any means, sound ridiculously nice. I don't know if any SD set would sound bad in this guitar / rig set up, honestly. I have no intention of swapping them out. The set-thru neck carve has such ludicrous upper fret access, too. I could reach 26 on the low E (if it existed) with minimal effort. The only gripe I can muster is the inlays (which are cool as hell) blend in to the look of the strings when you're playing fast and can be difficult to see. I use side dots exclusively anyways, but figured it's worth mentioning. There's something to be said for craftsmanship on this level: Holy actual fuck, ESP. This is completely neck and neck with high end Suhrs, Tom Andersons, PRS's - you name it. Even the guy who inspected it at my proxy shipping service knew what was up: A big thanks to @feraledge and @Ikke for coaxing me into this life choice!