Finally came today! I was waiting and waiting! Great thanks to the seller whom threw in second day shipping! Wow! Different at first, but not really. Very solid, not in a heavy way, feeling guitar. Plays just great! The edges feel good with the light scallop, certainly more than rolled! But, I used to always play fully scalloped boards so cool for me. My last thread on it with ?'s, in regards to the volume knob placement. Just enough lower than a normal strat that it isn't getting in my way. Now when it comes to live playing, it very well easily could as I have a wild right hand at times, but for now very comfy there. Tone... After some time, I came to the realization... First of all, the pickups have to go! Said it came with Duncan Classic stacks, but neck and middle are measuring out around 12-13, and I am used to slightly overwound 60's, 6-7 on singles. So I am assuming swapping those out will make a huge difference to my ears. Question #1...set the pickup height as you normally would? Again, the high output on these p/us's mess with my equation. It came with them pretty low, thus the tone didn't "flow" as it should, seems like it was working to get out some of those notes. Raised them up and too distorted, so obviosuly has to be the pickups themselves. Question #2, any pickup suggestions for the neck.middle or even also the bridge? Sure wish it was routed for a regular hum! Think if i routed it, that it would kill it value wise? I doubt I would, but a hot PAF would kick ass in it and add real girth. I have been using Lollars and Bareknuckes, but open to what has worked for you guys. Now, the mamywo wood...Certainly different! Even with the dislike of the pikcups, I can still hear things ya know. Unplugged, good resonance, just like the seller said it had! Plugged in, took me awhile. At first I thought it was choked, but it isn't! 1. I hear a VERY tight lowend, not nearly the boom of alder, thick, but doesn't have that bomminess. Make sense? I do wish it had more of the low push. 2. Plenty of highs, I know many have had issues with it taking too much off, but what I am hearing is that most of the highs are still there, just at different frequencies than we are used to. There, but way smoother and again tighter, thus the "ear feeling" of them not being there with normal playing. Listen and they are there. 3. Midrange is where this wood/guitar will/does shine! This is a lead player's guitar, for playing and the way mids just jump out. The tightness of the overall tone is something we are not used to I think, so ryhtmn tends to be way different, but soloing! Yowzas! So, there's my first take review played through a Soldano and Marshall Slash head, Klon and regualr old TS.