So, was kinda hoping I wouldn't be that thrilled with this when it arrived, along with the requisite death threats from my wife at the arrival of "another GD friggin' box" but I am initially mighty impressed.

This was an extraordinary deal - $350 closeout no tax free shipping, less than some used ones, and it's a 2012 with the bound fretboard and birds.

It's definitely a nice complement to my SE Semi-Hollow soapys, with enough extra growl to justify it, especially for the price.

Not sure if it's the simplicity of the thing, but I find myself paying mode attention to where I am picking the strings, playing with the volume, etc. It really does cover more ground than you'd think.

Anyway, very very cool I think she's a keeper...I blame all of the SE One love from this forum for her arrival