Just got it in the mail today. I've been eyeing these for a couple of years now. The SD D-TAR system sounds very nice. Light as a feather at what can't be more than 6 pounds. Action a little high for my liking but easily fixable. I was worried about the finish looking too much line a clown burst, but it is dark and rich. The Okume has a very basic grain pattern, but at the same time, very 3 dimensional.