Just arrived at lunchtime ,haven't really messed with it other than tune and give it a semi quick lookover . First the center is more greenish than whitish in the pics. It goes from a light greenish blue to a sweet blue on the edges. Flame is reasonably well matched and the grain between the flames is lovely up close. Binding is perfect with a slight exception where the 2 ends meet at the top of the headstock just slightly imperfect in the edges of that one corner. Tight grain and evenly dark ebony, MOP traps well fitted fret ends don't feel them at all running my hands up and down the neck. Bad the output jack is too loose to plug into without the nut so until I fix that it doesn't get run through an amp. Weight as a guess is at least 10 maybe 11 pounds judging by my other AL's. Oversize strap pins are on but not as nice as @tvvoodoo well hung pins. Stock pics untill I get mine up. BTW I love it .