amazingly this babe showed up a day early, glad I was home! I've never had a shipment make it from the East coast in 3 days, at any price, and after a week's delay in getting it off due to oversized cost hassles with the case and weight we decided to forgo the hamajanged case and extra expenses plus another month of waiting to just pop the neck off, compact everything, and it passed thru like a greased pig. had we done that from the start this would have been easy peasy like the old days before myriad shipping hells ruled each purchase. for sure, just the body alone... this thing is insane HEAVY! I'm still letting it all soak in as joy overcomes stress and anticipation, you know the drill... I've examined the parts to find it's all in even better cond. than I expected, minus a tiny chunk out of the rosewood board on the G side edge at the 5th fret and will now put it back together and see what happens. I'm expecting big things from this monster, and that chunk can be filled and smoothed away imperceptibly if it's an issue. pretty stoked so far. I'd been after a different Peavey altogether but again, $200 in shipping just won't do, so I'll try asap on that one in the future, but it gave the 40 it's chance. then it was a choice between it and a Curbow 5 str. which had been seriously flirting with me, I didn't want to lose either but in the end I sacrificed the Curbow and it went quickly to someone else just as the 40 would have gone cos a bunch of global calls came in for it as soon as I secured it. the sweet n sour, the yin and yang, this is a bittersweet episode but the Peavey has been a bucket list item and the Curbow 51 an iffy proposition since it would have been my first fiver. so I'm just gonna go with being thrilled to have the big brother to my T-20 FL and ignore the guilt of first world problems and towards those who wanted this one. the shocker is that it sat on the net for a month with no interest, and usually the primo examples don't sit around at $400, if it had a maple board* I think the story would be much different and I'd probably own the Curbow now. *looking for maple boards for both the 40 and 20 if anyone has those necks for sale. I've posted these pix in other threads but now it's home and all mine.