The Brent Mason Telecaster: While I rcvd mine last year in Aug, its stellar, exactly as expected and spot on to advertised Fender specs and weight. My close friend rcvd his a month back after a lengthy delay. Its NOT the same as mine. The weight was over 9 lbs, the nut width, neck width , at the 1st fret was 1.66 compared to mine 1.625. Mine weighs just a tad over 8 lbs. Plus it didn't feel the same. I thought he was crazy until we put them side by side, he was not crazy . He ordered his after sitting down with mine for a while. The neck depth at the first fret was also a tad thicker than mine. Now obviously some would say all that is not a big deal, but maybe it is to some. For me the nut/neck width would have been ok but the weight would not, for my friend it was the opposite. But his opinion and position was that for the money it should be as spec'd. And he would be correct. He loved mine but didn't love his and that was the issue. He sent it back. So the question for those that may have rcvd one of the late issued guitars ( the Back Ordered guitars), how are they ? Is it as expected better than expected or not as expected ? Because clearly my friends recently rcvd guitar was NOT the same as the one I rcvd last year in Aug. I did notice on the Sweetwater website they have 4 available, 3 are listed at near 8 lbs and 1 is listed at over 10 lbs ! WOW ! Same guitar 2 lbs heavier . regardless- I love mine, its everything I expected and more.