Several months ago there was a beautiful Emerald Blue ASAT Special with a matching headstock at the Music Go Round near me. They wanted $1200 for it, I think. I didn't really want to pay that much, but it sure was nice. Someone else bought it, and I was filled with regret. Then about 2 weeks ago the same guitar popped up at Guitar Center. I went out and put $100 down for them to hold it for me while I sold some stuff. I put up a partscaster and a couple pedals on Craigslist, not a single email for a week! So I listed them on Reverb and everything except one pedal sold in a day. I got to the break even point and picked it up Friday evening. I am really a vintage radius and frets guy, but this guitar plays wonderfully. I know that not everyone likes the MFDs, but I'm digging them. I dropped them really low and am using the tone knob more than usual - probably a good thing. The weight is 7 lb 5 oz, pretty good. The best part: I'm not as familiar with G&L's custom shop and how that works. If there was an envelope that says "Custom Build Specifications," does that mean someone special ordered it? It would seem so, but who knows . . .