Well i finally did it. I had a tough year financially, and sold most of my gear to keep my family and mortgage afloat. I have been playing an Epiphone gothic Thunderbird borrowed from my pastor. While I am thankful i had something to keep up my chops on and continue playing on, i am so ready for NBD soon. Specs: Alder/Maple Quilt Maple Top Deep Dragonburst Gloss on the body/Tung-Oil on the neck 5 piece maple neck with 2 walnut stripes Birdseye Maple fretboard and headstock (non-painted) Stainless med-jumbo frets Cream pup covers J99A pups Master vol/blend 2 band eq with passive tone control Chrome hardware with neck pup cover No inlays side dots only. I am really looking forward to this!