This is probably the 12371628736127th thread about this guitar but I thought I'd share my experience after owning one for a few weeks anyway. Right out of the box this thing felt awesome, like it was designed especially for my hands. Playability was great, the fret-work was amazing (seriously, no complains here whatsever) and the finish flawless. There was a gap between the neck and the body so I dissassembled the guitar completely in case I got a lemon. Turns out there was little piece of wood in one of the neck-holes. Which is funny, cause this wasn't necessary. Pulled that piece of shit out, cleaned the pocket and see there: the screw tightens without a problem Now the neck sits perfectly in the pocket. Next problem: the pickups sounded kinda nice but where noisy as fuck (probably broken). Fuck it, wanted to change 'em anyway. So I sent it to the luthier and got 2 emg 808x installed. Oh boy! I've never been so in love with a guitar before I own an RGA8, too, but for some reason I never connected with that guitar. This one feels just perfect. I work a lot and gradually lost interest in playing guitar. I have the feeling this thing changed everything. I'm practicing again like a madman instead of sleeping haha Best 600 bugs I've ever spent (guitar+ pups). This particular guitar is better than my RGA8 and is close to the RG2228 imho. So for anyone still in doubt: Buy one, dissassemble it, check for any flaws. Those things are cheap and there might be lemons. But if you get a nice one: Fuck yeah No pics 'cause y'all know how this thing looks like Too dark right now to shoot some pics anyway.