Hey good people of SS.org! It's been a while since I posted but I'm back with a joocy NGD. Been wanting to get this guitar for a while now, decided to pull the trigger a week ago. Turns out the fretboard is now made with Jatoba. Was quite bummed out because it looks too light colored for my taste. A few days later, the shop contacted me and told me they found a 2013 model in their warehouse and I guess I really lucked out because the rosewood board on this one looks way better than the newer jatoba boards. -------------Initial Impressions------------ Aesthetics: Really good looking guitar. The color is great, the woodgrain is awesome. The fretboard is a very nice shade. Even the maple neck looks good. Fit and Finish: It's ok. Definitely does not feel as nice as a prestige but I can live with that. Couple of rough spots here and there but nothing too bad. Pickup and control cavity is a tiny bit rough. Construction: Actually only played it once so far haha, but haven't spotted any problems. Neck is straight, frets are fine, hardware is solid, everything functions properly. It's quite lightweight actually, mine has a 3-piece body. Feels about the same weight as my RG 7-string with a basswood body. I've held teles substantially heavier than this guitar. Haven't detected any problematic frets. Toneknob is a little rough at one spot though. Tone: Ran it through some of my usual patches. Definitely can hear the difference because of the scale length. There is so much more harmonic clarity in the lows, and it is punchier. Sustain for daysss. Haven't tried much lead tones yet so I won't comment on that. Neither have I tried the cleans. Palm mutes on the Eb string are Meshuggah AF. The low F is of course amazing. The combination of all the features of this guitar just works. The lundgren M8, the scale, the big neck, the ash body. Playability: Since it is quite light, the guitar is surprisingly nimble. And it isn't as long as I expected (that's what she said), because they shifted the bridge further towards the tail. The neck width, scale length, and string spacing are all really manageable to me. Have not played it standing up, but there wasn't any neckdive while sitting down. Action is low enough for me, it isn't super low but definitely not high. Bridge isn't obstructive or anything, comfortable to play on. Knobs are nicely out of the way. Overall: Really happy with this guitar! Will be doing up some proper full band covers real soon. Ohyea, here are the pics: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm5Sh1TlGhK/?taken-by=diyufang I know there has been many NGD posts of the M80M already, but I just had to share mine hahaha! Too excited.