I just got a very welcome email from Ben at Musicstorelive.com. They finally received my Brazilian 408 that I ordered in early February. If it sounds like I'm complaining, rest assured I'm not! I ordered this after the deadline passed for this model, and Ben went to bat for me and called in a favor. I wanted a quilt top in Santana Yellow, with Pattern neck (NOT thin), hybrid hardware, and a trem. At some point, they had to restart my order, and Ben kept me updated as well as he could. I'm just thankful I'm getting what I ordered.
I will admit that the top seems a little tame from the pics I received, but Ben told me it's a really 3-D top that changes a lot based on viewing angle. I'm REALLY eager to play her through my amps. I've heard nothing but rave reviews of the pickups. Anyway, here are a couple quick pics:
I'm hoping she'll arrive home early next week. Needless to say, I can barely wait.