Picked this beauty up brand new from Ishibashi. Japan to Canada in 3 days. Bar none the best packaging job I've ever seen. Decent setup out of the box. Beautiful finish with lovely binding. Very similar to my MIA Thinskin 62RI terms of feel and weight. Vintage frets though as opposed to the 6105s. Sound is good but this one is in for the Esquire treatment. Will likely put a Wilkinson bridge on it with an AV62 pup and the Eldred wiring. Before the mod though I plan to do an A/B comparison with my MIA for anyone who is considering purchasing an MIJ. Here are the requisite crumby phone pics!