So pics first: Hopefully these work. If not: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6NMRPWeWJXQHhsK88 So...what to say It's a Blackmachine, we've all seen them. We've all heard the stories and the praise and seen the hype they've commanded for the last 10 years. I remember seeing Nolly's initial B6 NGD in 2009 while I was still lurking and being infatuated with it. That never really stopped. Obviously every and their mother now is doing a BM clone or was doing one at some point. Hell, I'm having Skervesen build me a Raptor that is almost identical to this thing as I never thought I'd be able to get a BM to actually try out (side note: comparing the two once that build is done is #1 on my list) So for this to become available to me this week in a trade I had to do what I needed to do in order to get my hands on it. So what everyone is really here for. How is it? It's wonderful. It's exactly what I'd like a "high end" guitar to be but it's still obviously very barebones and "basic" I guess. The neck is great, it weighs nothing, the fretwork is amazing, the pickups are great and the fit and finish is top notch. The Hannes is insanely comfortable and I'm very glad I picked it for my Skervesen build as well as I had never even played one before today. Is it the best guitar I've ever played? No. Is it the best guitar I even own? Probably also no. I'd say it's very close between my CS Regius, Monarchy Majesty and this. Now that's not a list of some trash guitars so take with that what you will. Each one has their merits. This will definitely be a recording workhorse and I think that's where it is truly going to shine. May have to make a thread comparing it to my other guitars though. (PRS Holcomb USA, EBMM Majesty, JPXI, Regius, USA Juggernaut, JBM100) Overall though, I'm so happy that I finally have gotten a chance to own this and I fully intend to hold on to it for a very long time.