Backlund 100 arrived this week. Plays great. Sounds great. And being the DLX model, it even has a trem. Set neck design, while the Tele-shaped Model 200 I'd been looking at is bolt-on. Lively neck wood, nice sustain and good upper fret access. (Even a vestigial 25th fret.) Virtually unplayed - literally not a scratch, not even a smudge. Factory strings on it still new & clean, and some protective plastic still on the pickguard. It cost me less than the 50%-off deal on the other guitar would have. Seller threw in a nice Gibson gig bag. As you might imagine, this one's a bit awkward to play sitting down, but classical position works just fine. Hanging on a strap, the balance is perfect (my Model 400 is a little bit neck heavy). Nice tones - I love singlecoil neck sounds, both rhythm and lead. Bridge pickup has strong mids without sounding nasal, good cutting lead tone with some body underneath. And middle position was a very nice surprise, not what I expected. Scooped and almost chimey, particularly addictive. I think I'll be spending a lot of time there. Burgundy mist is a cool color, and of course the design has John's distinctive retro-futuristic style.