Bout time! Worth the wait though, it’s a great guitar. I bought a walnut version, and was pretty playable out the box. The place I bought it from just throws them in a bigger box and sends them out, best I can tell (staples never pulled). So to actually have it playable was a nice sign. The Good The Classic Vibe reputation is holding with these new Starcasters. Beautiful fret work, slightly rolled fingerboard, great binding (only minor flaws), and finish is almost immaculate. Mine is 7 lbs, pretty light, no neck dive. 500k full size pots, not that size matters Sound is great, pretty surprised by the brightness. This is my first WRHB guitar, and I never played a vintage one. I also dislike Gibson-style HBs, usually only play single coils and Filter’trons. The sound and feel do not disappoint. The Bad Horribly skinny neck. The nut width is 1.65”, that’s great, but the 1st fret thickness seems average at 0.83” then quickly thins to 0.79” by the 3rd fret and average 0.80” all the way up to the 10th fret or so. I kind of wish I could of tried this in the store, it would of stopped me cold in wanting to buy one. Not a ‘bad’ if you like thin necks. Also, why ditch the Kluson-style splits? There was some goofy things going on with the pickguard but it’s all minor stuff really. I pulled the pickup cover off. Yep, a thin AlNiCo bar magnet and narrow coil spacing. Basically a regular Gibson-style bucker under the hood. Center block is light-weight, probably basswood. The neck pocket had a small shim in it, even though the angle is extreme. Bone nut needs to be slotted down more and could use some dressing up. I was on the fence about keeping it, because of the skinny neck but it’s such a smooth player, totally worth the money spent. Seriously some of the best fret work I’ve seen on a CV. Yep, I love the headstock, but I wish they matched the walnut color on the “swoosh” like vintage versions. Bigsby already on, set up with 10s and dBridge brass bar bridge. Slotted the nut, action is now very low with no buzz. Aluminum flying saucer knobs on the way..