So, after owning the guitar for about 4+ months I thought a review would be a good thing and I could do atleast something a bit useful for someone, while my flu will not disappear... The reason for placing my order at Skervesen was pure aesthetic based. I'm not the "GAS'ing for every guitar out there" typ but when I first saw a Raptor it stuck in my head and not faded away. I looked a long time into production guitars and semi-customs(Carvin etc.) but knew that these designs wouldn't make me as happy as a Raptor(not to mention the specs I was looking for). So, after thinking about the justification of owning a custom the whole summer I placed my order and paid the deposit on the first october 2013. Specs: - extra light swamp ash body, chambered - 26"-28" - poplar burl top, satin finish - maple neck with walnut filling and rosewood middle - ebony fretboard - hipshot tuners - ABM single saddles - Nailbomb + VHII Build time was qouted 4-5 months(order form), received the guitar around the 20th june. The guitar is exactly how I wanted it to be, I felt comfortable from the first second and loved the "woody" feel the most. I'm not a fan of inches thick lacquer, I like to feel the guitar and not the finish, if you get what I mean... The guitar is extreme light, balance suffers a bit but that was logic(long scale, light body, in-line tuners) and no turnoff as I'm playing most of the time sitting. She's resonant and rather on the bright side, due to the material choice, but that was intended because I like it better to dial in the amp rather dark. There are two SLIGHT bumps on the neck, barely noticeable. The neck shape is awesome, very ergonomic and totally pleasing. The neck pocket could be tighter on the treble side, not a biggie but noticeable. The 2" fan took me little to no time to adjust, only on the higher frets it was a little bit funky. I'm messing atm with the pickup height as I'm not totally happy, but that's personal preference. As a EMG guy it was a big change, but well worth it, really into those BKP's, fine pup's. Bitchy things to set up, though. All in all, still totally happy with the guitar. Would have loved some things during the process, for example a realistic delivery date, that was the thing that bugged me the most. No problem if it takes longer if it is communicated right(or atleast mentioned). And some other minor things. But the contact itself was very nice, friendly and settled every question I had. Maciek seems to be a cool dude. I would order again(and might do so in the future). And I think returning customers speak in favour for every company.