I picked up this Murkat Special last week.....just got it yesterday. This guitar started its life as a 1982 USA HAMER Special. First off, I have to say that Jay did an awesome job modding this Special! It plays great, it sounds awesome!!! I'm calling it a Sunburst JR....since Jay added the Sunburst logo on the headstock. The neck is nice and chunky....its chunkier than my 79 Sunburst. I'm very tempted to add a neck pickup. I'm very impressed with the tone and playability! That Slammer pickup is awesome!!! It looks great too....the binding, the crowns, the vintage Grovers....its the whole package!!!