I ordered the Kit on Amazon and it said guarented delivery on sunday but I really didn't believe it then all of a sudden it was sitting at my door! Really I was debating sending it back in favor or the BYO kit however this seems really nice and a good first one to learn on. The flames are not as pictured on Amazon which showed them at an angle, these are horizontal like most flametops which after some thought I really like better. Its definatly mahogany with a thin flame veneer however its very light at 5.02 pounds naked. The hardware comes in at 1.97 so 7 pounds all together which I like a lot. The neck is a solid piece of mahogany, I have looked hard and there is no scarf joint which I also like. Anyway here's the out of the box pics with one of trouble the cat who couldn't be bothered to inspect it closely yet.