Newly used to me. Koa top with flame maple back with mahogany neck. This is my second equator. I also have a Koa standard that was made 2010ish with a languedoc style headstock. I can for sure feel the size difference between the two along with the weight. The top plate is much thicker than my standard. It also is a bit wider. I got this one with no electronics. Took me about 6 hours to wire it up in total and about 3-4 different tries between losing connections and grounds rubbing up against hot leads. I had a pair of Lollar el rayo's go in wired with series/split/parralell. I love these pickups with the tone rolled all the way down. I went with paper in oil 0.022cap. I now can probably pull out these electronics and re-install them now in about 20 minutes. Finally playing and it feels great. The last owner had in it for setups so the relief and action feels good.. I still need to re-do the volume and tone lugs as the controls are backwards but I'm going to wait until next string change for that.