Well, after deciding to sell on my R9 (which is for sale still), I have settled on this gem. Probably payed the higher end of the spectrum for it but it really is in nice condition. I chose to go for one of the early 2000’s because they generally got a good rep on here from owners. Must say, the little things that have bugged me in the past are not there. Neck binding is smooth and almost feels rolled, also doesn’t seem as thick as some have but maybe that’s just me, no file marks, nice smooth board, in general a really nicely finished USA model. One piece body, nice weight, really happy. I swapped out the bridge for a Faber ABRL and used the iNsert kit, new tail piece and studs, removed the pickup covers, changed the pickup rings and truss cover for historic spec (just loved these from the historics). So yeah, just thought I’d share, fancy some double creams in there but not sure where I’m going with those just yet, maybe some Mules? Dimarzio Paf in the neck and a super distortion in the bridge? What do you guys think? Any recommendations for the UK buyers? Cheers team.