Hey guys... So not many people know the story behind this one, but there is some story to share... Bear with me, I hope you think its worth the read. So June 2011 I buy a Rasmus Modern M204 immediately after a dealer fairly close to me has them in stock. I took a chance on buying a Chinese guitar QC'ed by Suhr in CA and boy did I strike gold... The guitar played great, sounded great, but I was left in the cold a bit with the color as the Charcoal frost wasn't what I was hoping for it to be. Fast forward to November 2011, I contact Patrick Sims of Sims custom shop in Chattanooga, TN, and without really looking hard into his reputation I send him the guitar, and my money under the premise of having my guitar refinished in 8 weeks.... Or so I was told.... After realizing I was somewhat duped by Sims, I proceeded to research him more, come to find out he had a bit of a history of not following through with work, and losing communication as soon as he has your money, and lashing out at the public when questioned about his work orders... Sucks to be me. Periodically throughout 2012 I would send him an email asking if I could just have my guitar back. Whether it was painted or not, this is one hell of a guitar and I couldn't just let it get away on me. Then, lo and behold, in January 2013 I make a last ditch effort to contact Sims.... and he actually responds :O Patrick told me he had some health problems (an excuse he's used before,but I can't say hes not telling the truth, so who knows for sure) and he had a big backlog to catch up on. He said he would send it out to me in 3 weeks or so once the clearcoat cured. I will admit,I was still skeptical at this point and didn't want to get my hopes up. The start of February rolls around, and I get an email from Sims with some pics of the painted body and a tracking number from UPS.... Mind = blown at this point! I was freaking out as I was sure my $1000 had flown out the window.... 2 weeks later, after some hiccups with Customs brokerage and some paperwork on UPS' end, it finally got here on Thursday, and I couldn't get it together and take these pics to share with you guys fast enough.... Hope you like it. Here's the specs including the changes I made. Rasmus by Suhr M204 Alder Body, Suhr 'Modern' body shape, Refinished in Candy Tangerine by HOK Maple neck, gloss finished, Indian rosewood fretboard Pearloid dot inlays Hipshot locking tuners (may seem redundant, but they cost pretty much the same as the regular ones) Gotoh Floyd rose Seymour Duncan Custom matte black & chrome JB/59 set. 3 way toggle switch, 1 vol, 1 tone Also, I appear to have misplaced the cavity cover, anyone have any advice on where to get one made? The one from my Suhr isn't a direct retrofit... I'd need a template made from another Rasmus probably. Enjoy the eye candy!