I realized I never got around to posting this here. Sunshine pics would be preferable, I know, but that's gonna have to wait til after blizzard season. It was done 9 weeks to the day and they got everything exactly right; Frets are good, finish is flawless, side dots are straight. I haven't weighed it, but it feels a little on the heavy side for an Aries, probably due to the limba body. That is also just what I hoped for. Lightweight guitars don't often sit well with me. The fretboard is not among the most figured ones out there, but I'll deal. The body more than makes up the aesthetic aspect. Haters gon hate, I love that big huge bevel. It is curvy, stylish and comfy like nobody's business. I was surprised to find that the korina body is a 1 piece! No line coming down through the middle. I didn't pay or even ask for that, it just happened and I am so pleased. There is something so right about a guitar that is only made of 3 pieces of wood: body, neck, fretboard. It doesn't come across that great in indoor light, but the korina has quite a bit of 3D figure to it, looking almost flamed in certain angles. Especially on the back and across the bevel. Play-ability is super smooth as you'd expect from Carvin. Stainless steel, tung oil, 20" radius and a good setup will do that. I might go down a string gauge eventually, but I'll play the stock strings do death first. I've put several good hours on it already and it feels so comfortable I just don't want to put it down. It makes it a wonderful couch companion. I gave the Lithiums a fair chance, and they are good but not for me. BKP Mules are eagerly waiting in the closet. PAFs will be perfect for this guitar as the natural, unplugged sound seems so well balanced and loud.