Wowee! I got this body so fast it made my head spin! I ordered it last Thursday from Hong Kong and I expected to wait two or three weeks for it (ETA from ebay was June 9th), but it showed up this morning at my workplace around 10 am. I checked the tracking, thinking I got abducted by aliens again, and was experiencing missing time (I don't drink anymore, so it couldn't be a blackout ). The package left the shipping facility in Hong Kong at 10pm Sat night, and got to my door about 36 hours later... Now none of you stateside retailers have any excuses any more! I ordered a 12-string kit from a seller in Mississippi at the same time, and I won't see that until Friday. This body looks better than I expected, and I got a very pleasant surprise when I got it home and discovered that it's a 'flip-flop' paint job! When you look at it straight on, it's a sparkly midnight blue: But when viewed at an angle, it's a purple that would make @Razzle drool: Craftsmanship is excellent... I can't find any flaws, or even a swirl mark in this finish. There's no over-spray on the binding, either, though I wish they would have taped inside the f-hole cavity before painting. Now I'm debating whether to sand the paint off, or paint it all black in there. I was expecting the body to be a little thicker, since it's a semi-hollow, but it looks to be only a little over 1-5/8"... Maybe 1-11/16"... I haven't measured it with calipers or anything yet, just a ruler. I was surprised to find that the body is a full semi-hollow. I've never owned a Thinline Tele before, but I assumed that only the upper half of the guitar was hollow, and the lower half would be solid, except for the control cavity. Not to say that a Chinese guitar body is indicative at all of how Fender does it. Maybe one of you guys who know Fender Thinlines can educate me. As you can imagine, this body is super light (3 lbs, 2 oz on my ink scale at work), and I'm worried that it might not be a good candidate for a 12-string guitar... I may have to fill the lower half of the body with rocks or something, to counteract the weight of the headstock, but I don't want to dampen the resonance. I've been looking at lightweight, open-back tuners for this project, but I dunno... I think it would be neck heavy even without tuners. I may just use a grippy strap and forget about it.