I picked this up from Reverb a few weeks ago. 2012 Standard Series (none of that bogus E-II trash!) M-II NTB. Fucking love it. It was between this and a 90s Original Series M-II Deluxe. This one is in better condition and weighs a little less. I thought I preferred bolt-ons for many years. However, I was back in the US on business a few months ago and got to play around with my cousin's CS RV350AL Arrowhead, Technical House custom snakeskin RR with reverse Concord headstock, and DCGL limited run neon orange Standard Series M-II NTB with neck binding and side block inlays. I realized just how much I missed a good neck through ESP M-II. This one doesn't disappoint. I admit when they switched from plain black to cosmo hardware for a few years, I was a hater. I was actually planning on swapping out the hardware on this one. Once I got it in my hands it looked way more awesomer for some reason and I'm not going to change it.