i felt compelled to raise this issue after peering into the neck pick up cavity on my recently acquired jimmy page relic. when i think of a "long tenon", i tend to think that it should look like the tenon of a gibson historic les paul where one can see part of the tenon at the bottom of the neck pickup cavity. when i pulled the neck pick up in my page relic, it looked nothing like that of my R7. it really makes me wonder if it in fact has a true "long" tenon. doesn't matter much to me but i doubt this guitar has a true "long tenon." i tried emailing the guy on ebay, mijsixstringkatana, several times to clarify this. one of his marketing efforts is the push for the "long tenon." he never responded to any of my inquiries. i still think this guitar is killer for the price. but, i also think the "long tenon" may be a bit of hype unless someone can actually confirm it to be true. just a heads up for those considering buying an edwards les paul.