...but to get one after they announced to discontinue it. I always gassed for one, I had a bit of money saved up so why the hell not! I've had an RG8 before and never really grew into it. I love 8 strings, love how they feel and resonate and just offer so much TO FVCKING DO. I've returned the RG8 right after I got it, that was 2 years ago. The M80M on the other hand...it feels so, so solid. I like the finish, I like the bridge. The Lundgren is amazing and not as harsh as many people claim. The tone knob is DELICATE. You can get close to a neck-pickup sound by turning it down. Frets were flawless on mine, no dings or other nasty things when it came. It's just well made. And instead of uploading a ton of badly shot photos, I've decided to shoot a short little video for you guys to hear how it sounds in my mix and my Pod. It's still got the 65 gauge string for the low F, which I will soon change to something a little more nasty. It did hold up great however, even though I'm using retarded tones, the articulation was there for such a light gauge. Hail to the 29.4 scale length. Tell me what you think and if you have any questions about this monster! It definitely gets all of my three thumbs up. Cheers!