Just picked up this Vortex 4 built in 2003. -Flame Bubinga top, binding, blocks, headstock and pickup covers. Aero dual-coils, u-retro. Looks like a 7-piece neck. weight is average:9-9.5 lbs. This was a trade deal, so it isn't officially mine until I recieve confirmation from the other party. But I am going to plug it in and give it the once-over tonight you-betcha.