I played one of Jim Soloway's new offereings at NAMM, at the TGP breakfast. 27" scale length, Korina body, mahagony neck with 2 Pete Biltoff P-90 pickups. The new neck shape, for me, makes the wider fret spacing simply disappear. It feels fantastic to play, and sounded incredible. I played it at breakfast at Baker's Square restaurant, so I couldn't exactly crank it, but it feels and sounds like a million bucks. Congrats to Jim Soloway for excellence and innovation - this one's gonna be a huge success, IMHO. Try it, you'll like it! Also, it was great fun for me at NAMM to introduce Jim to Terry Hagerty, guitarist for the Sons of Champlin and many others. Hag's one of the best ever, and he's also one of the very few folks in the world qualified to give Soloway player Steve Kimock 'guitar lessons', though at their level(s), it's more about sharing ideas than actual instruction. Me: "Jim, this is Terry Hagerty, great guitarist who played with the Sons for many years. Terry, this is Jim Soloway, who built Steve Kimock's long scale guitar that he's been favoring lately." Jim: "Oh, you know Steve Kimock?" Hag: "Oh Yeah, he's my best student!" All jaws on the floor (GRIN). Great new guitars Jim - I'm stoked! EDIT: Paul has reviewed this same guitar but in greater detail in this thread: http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=341603 Dana O.