Back in July, I started this thread: http://thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=267123 In the meantime, I have since received my 290--got it at the end of October. I got it from Martin Music in Memphis....here's a picture of a guitar equipped like mine (from their website): http://www.martinmusicguitar.com/products/electricguitars/products.php?pcid=19324&pid=1936 My impressions are simple and direct--I am totally happy with the instrument. Every single aspect. First of all, it looks cool! Feels great. Etc., etc. The thing I was concerned about was the pickup configuration since I had no previous experience with P-90's. I have now learned how to setup the pickups to get the sounds I like and I am totally pleased. Nice clean sounds and also does a great job with grit. Distinctive....with its own character. I really appreciate all the input I got back in July--it helped with my decision making. And, absolutely NO buyers' remorse! This guitar is worth every penny. Thanks.