Well, I went and picked one up in faded tobacco. I really like this thing, feels good, looks great, plays and sounds good too. It's very light, I don't have a scale, but I think it's lighter than my R7 that is 8.9 lbs. Right out of the box the action was a little high, so I'll have to set that up to my liking. I have to say I'm on the fence on the BBV's. They are good enough to consider them good pickups, but are a little thinner than I prefer for my tastes; very Page-like (I like a little thicker Duane tone). So I might or might not swap them out.