Fresh back from the PTC, I give you the reimagined Santana Bruise Burst. Sent it off during the first week of August, and settled in for my 16 week wait. Imagine my surprise when I got a vmail from Matt King late Monday afternoon saying it was done. When I talked to him Tuesday I actually asked if they'd done the finish work on it. Yep. Turns out that my little beauty landed at just the right time when they didn't have a lot of finish work going on! Shipped on Tueday, delivered this morning. New pick ups compliments of Helmi (thanks bud!). He reached out earlier in the summer to see if I would be interested in a couple of his Narrowfields that were custom mounted in Ebony pick up "holders", rings, whatever you want to call them. I had commented how cool they were as a 3 pack in his guitar last year. So, those were mounted. I had hoped that the PTC would be able to split them, and install a Free Way switch. No dice. Oh well. Truth be told, I had this guitar up for sale for about 3 weeks. I was feeling I had too many (I do), and this wasn't exactly what I thought it was when I bought it (a Retro). I should have sent it back right away. When the NF's came my way I figured this would be a perfect way to make it my own, and hang on to it. The NF's sound killer in this guitar. Love them! Good for some ZZ Top style stuff. Obligatory pic: You're thinking what's all this blather about finish work. Looks the same as before. Ok, sit down, and hold on........... wait for it............ Baby got back, and it's hawt as f@ck! Had the back painted white, and the neck treated to a satinized feel. I assume that was through micro-meshing, but all I got was "we can utilize some finishing techniques to give it that satin feel." Whatever it is, I freaking love it! The boys in the PTC continue to do amazing work!