As soon as we saw the CME Instagram that these existed, I knew I had to have one. I'm turning 40 this year, and I promised myself a "nice" guitar to celebrate. When Hollerbody posted the pictures of his in the thread about this model, there was no question left in my mind. So after a flurry of selling unused gear: Case is the vietnamese case. Good enough for me. Nice plush interior. Latches seem solid. She's a beaut' Clark. This is by far the nicest guitar I've ever owned. My budget has usually had my buying cheap guitars and hot-rodding them over time (like my VMJM over there). So this is a very special day for me. I am absolutely in love with this guitar. I left a comment over on the other thread, but I mean it when I say this feels on-par with an AV. For less than half the bread, it's a no-brainer for me. I had designs on swapping the pick guard and maybe putting a Mustang bridge on it. But honestly, the white is growing on me, and the bridge is working fine for me for now. So all I'm going to do is put a set of AVRI knobs on it, and play it as is. I've never been a guy to own two of the same guitar, but in addition to being an upgrade from the VMJM, they serve different purposes. The VM is modern and flashy, the other, vintage and classy.