I love ML's. Dean and Washburn. I like the goofy Dean Headstock. Because, well... I'm goofy. This weekend I replaced both of the PUPS on my First Act 222's with Alnicos. An A5 and a A2. I'm pleased. Both still need some Nut Filing and final intonation. But I've been playing them and having a blast. Back to the Mini ML. $26 in its original box with an Amplifier. $20 shipping fee. I thought it was cool. So I popped for it. Crazy Clean...I don't think it ever left the box.