Well that 15% off used at gc sparked me looking and I found a blonde casino coupe. I've been reluctant to buy because they tend to be expensive and rare. I only got to play a sample 1 time for a min. This was well priced but the 15% off wouldn't apply but by then I was hooked so I bought it. I really want to downsize my collection so how could I justify this guitar. I already have a dot studio and a fully hollow beautiful johnson jazz box. Both very good guitars. Both rarely used. My hope is the coupe replaced both these. For me the dot although not really too large to be comfortable is more a solid body to me and bigger than needed to be. The johnson is very big feeling to me. It also is too resonant at rock volume and gain levels. The coupe is a nearly unique product, a goldilocks guitar. Not too big, not too small. Not too hollow, just hollow enough. I want to add this is a modded coupe. They come with dog ear p90s but this has buckers. Not a fan of the limited dog ear adjustment. The worst case scenario here is new pup rings to hold p90s if wanted. The mods were quite competently done w just a hair of a sawmark showing. Just had time to tune it and we threw it into practice. It did very well with lots of resonance carrying the tone when needed. A few times I let it sing past song queues screwing up timing because it just sang out so nice. It didn't do it every time I wanted but it will take time to learn what turns her on. So far, its a competent guitar. Out of the chute it made for a very good practice, even with the other guitarist out. It certainly has the live singing resonance in some cases I was looking for. A few times I couldn't find it and a few times it took off on me but a lot of good in the middle. I do not have a clue what pickups are in it. I didn't have ant time to tone sniff or do much eq but its passable for now. Practice is at my house and for the 1st time ever they were all early and waiting for me when I got there. So plug and play baby. This does have the classic epi D neck people have been taking about. Feels much thicker than 60s gibson or fender. Probably not bad but will need to learn it. Great size and weight, nice frets and good looking guitar. I think it was around $320. So a good deal if I don't keep it but so far it's looking good. Here's a pew pics The last pic shows the dog gear mounting hole and I can see the dog ear outline in the finish. Also you can see a bit of the original route under the rings and a tiny oversaw that shows at the lower right under the neck pup. Overall well done. I'll have to pull the pups and hopefully I'll find some nice probuckers or such. I suspect more midgrade or at least something only moderately potted. We will see.