Two years, nine months in the waiting. I ordered the color then, not after Prince died! My wife made me! It's light if it's 6.5lbs, that would be on the heavy side One piece hog body with maple cap. Beautiful binding. Faber wraptail piece, 3328. It is really nice, looks better than I thought. Schaller Tuning pegs. Josh Gravelin Pickup (more on this later in the post) Acoustically it rings for a long, long time, beautiful I have always loved Jrs., my guitars... so I approached Mike Shishkov about building one, but with a twist... I also love esquires... so it was inspired two ways from my side. Mike had just started his business (he worked for Hamer for 25 years). The blade switch VT/V/ Straight through. I call it Rhytm, Riff n Lead. The blade switch adds a lot of versatility. Mike had at some point contacted me about the how the neck is put into the body, I dunno, do what you think is best! That was my basis for the whole guitar, here are my ideas (as whacked out as they are) and you build it. So I ordered a junior style and Mike didn't even have guitar models at that point, was gonna be a total custom job. Then he came out with his Cobra and Maverick (double and single cut), he said a flat double cut would not be a problem. So I love old jrs.... his DC is a lot different than any other junior. I considered quite a bit on this and then I said, I'm really in, you know better than me. That turned out fantastic, btw, to me, in person its redefined a jr. to me. The wood. WOW, Mahogany with some personality, so much so he talked me into not painting the neck and back and keeping it natural. Totally beautiful. I keep looking at the back of the guitar. The heel blend, Wow...beautiful and the most solid set neck guitar I have ever played. The pickup, OK, at some point Mike told me to contact Josh Gravelin about the pickup. I told him my goals, amps and sound I wanted. He musta said, WTF! P90, vintage hot, but not modern. My amps are all stoner sludge rock no master volume amps, Fender Tremolux tweed clone, Vintage 47 (Valco styled) trem o tone, Mesa Blue Angel and two old Magnatones, M10a and an M14. Johnny Thunders, Neil Young, Buzzcocks swirling distortion is what I love. Nailed it totally. I think it comes in under 9, but it's the loudest clearest P90 I"ve ever heard. On my Vintage 47, it's killer! Josh Gravelin is a great guy, he really listened to me and built a beast of a P90! Mike is the nicest guy, and he and his wife opened their house to me several times (I live 45 minutes away) and were so gracious too. Great to support a true artist I'd say contact Mike Shishkov now before they get crazy expensive, he is still reasonable, btw, but its not cheap either. Thanks Mike Shishkov!