A little late on this one, but there's a story here. I saw a transparent red SL1 on Reverb a while back. The price was kind of bad, but I offered the seller a lowball offer, and they accepted. So, I figured, what's not to like? Relatively cheap SL1. The seller was in Hong Kong, and this got delivered in about 4 days! Which is great! What was less great was the condition this was in. At first glance, nothing amiss here other than a really dry fretboard. Also, the finish, and therefore binding, is heavily yellowed. The finish yellowing is less obvious because it's red, but this shows up over the logo and the binding. However, it's from 2005, and was in a high heat, high humidity environment, so I can get over that. So much corrosion. Everywhere. Messy wiring. It also had the wrong trem block, which meant you couldn't put the back plate on, rather, you could, but it fit exactly and you couldn't use the trem at all. Didn't have room to move as the bottom of the block was sitting exactly on the back plate. Some people just don't know how to keep things nice. Also, the frets were in drastic need of leveling. The biggest issue is the dreaded misalignment of the bridge. This caused the high E string to be too far to the edge of the fretboard. I swapped pickups, cleaned it up, and redid the wiring. This was all a bit of a bummer, but I got a good deal on it, so I took it over to Matt's Music here outside Boston and they took care of it all. You can barely even tell that the bridge had to be moved (less than 0.5 mm) It's a nice addition to the family I did upgrade a few things as well Pickups: EMG 85X + 2x SAX Titanium string lock blocks Stainless steel saddle screws and string lock screws Amusingly, when I got my blue SL2H is about 2007 I had wanted it in red. That would've been a custom order, and I was a high school kid so that wasnt about to happen. Now, 14 years later, I do have a red soloist. It needed some work, but since it was a super deal it was worth it. I'll this a "rescue." tldr: It's shiny.