This model seems to be somewhat scarce; I really can't learn a great deal about it. It seems to me a blend of old and new. The thin light body, and slightly chunky neck, the finish all harken to the past. The 24 fret fingerboard and the Robot Uprising occuring behind the headstock certainly point to the future. Whatever. It's pretty, it sounds good, and i like it, so that's that. It is not perfect; no instrument is, but you play it, you get a feel for it, and the two of you live happily ever after.