It's been a few years since I've purchased a new guitar, not sure how I went this long without doing so. Last guitar was a pre-Kiesel era Carvin DC727. Decided it was time for a new fiddle, and I've been GAS'ing over a headless guitar for a while now. Was torn between production model Strandberg or a Vader, and after reading some QC issues with the Strandbergs, I'm very happy I went with the Vader. This beauty showed up yesterday. Specs: 25.5" Scale Chambered Swamp Ash body Black Limba top Thinner Neck Profile Zebrawood fretboard Maple neck Luminlay Side Dots Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets Photos: Review: The feel and playability of this guitar is absolutely insane. It's lightweight, comfortable to play, and the thin neck profile lets my tiny hands glide all over the fretboard with ease. I opted for a 20 inch radius this time, as my DC727 had a 14" and I wanted to try something a bit different. It's taking a little time to get used to for bends, but I'll adjust soon I'm sure. Tonally, it is LOUD. The chambered body gives quite a bit of sustain, more than I expected to be honest. Notes are snappy and clean, due to the 1pc maple neck. The Kiesel Lithium pickups are awesome. Volume knob adjustments make a huge difference in output and tone, which may or may not be your cup of tea, but I love it. The tuners are a little tricky to get the hang of, they require very tiny movements, otherwise you'll be going flat and sharp until you hit the sweet spot. I may need to oil them up a bit, but it's not a big deal. QC: I've spent a good hour looking over this guitar for any type of marks, bad finish blemishes, etc, and I have yet to find a single issue with quality control on this guitar. The attention to detail is just stunning. To be able to buy an American made custom guitar for half the price of big name brands is beyond awesome. Shouts out to Mike Jones and the rest of the team @ Kiesel Guitars for making this happen.