I have been looking to fill the blank semi hollow spot in my stable for some time. The recent thread by MichaelR reflected my thoughts so well it put me on the hunt again. Found this used on Reverb. I prefer the natural finish, 2nd choice black, but the condition and price were right. The action was a bit high, the tailpiece was decked and the strings actually had a bend / kink from the back of the bridge. The intonation was off on every string and WAY off on G and B. Looks like the strings were changed recently; I wiped them down with a lysol wipe for the evaluations stage and now a fresh set of D'Addario XL110 10-46 is in place. Everything is now sorted. Serial number looker upper says its a 2008. Close to mint condition, seems it was played very little. The truss rod turns and functions like it should. Couple of minor buckle rash type scratches and some swirling type scratches in the poly, but no dings or chips. Fit and finish very clean. The fretwork is very good except the end bevels are a little sharp; a few light file passes will cure that. It doesn't "need" it and is quite playable and typical; but I can easily make it better. The neck is kind of a narrower C, it seems a little bit thicker than the Epi slim taper D profile. The tuners, hardware and electronics a at least ok and work as they should. I wont be upgrading these unless something fails. The nut is ok as far as string height, but the slots are very deep compared to the recommended fitment. I have bone blanks and a cheapy set of nut files I will have at it, more for the experience. It is playable and tuning is stable. The pickups are at least ok; not great but ok. I have not had enough plugged in time to really make a decision. I figure on trying an A2 magnet swap before pick up upgrades if inclined. I like it a lot; its a keeper. And it fits great in the EPI Dot case I bought for the Dot that did not work out.