I just picked up this super-minty used ASAT Classic at a nearby store. Built on 6/4 this year, it's like brand new. Cherryburst, G&L Alnicos, maple board on a maple neck (so no skunk stripe), and it weighs 6.1 lbs! I've never lived anywhere near a G&L dealer so I never had a chance to try one. I've read plenty of rave reviews, well I guess they're right... I own some pretty decent guitars but this one is on a whole different level. The back of this guitar makes my knees weak.