When I visited Cologne last year, I fell in love with the Akesson, but I went home with another guitar. Not really suffering from buyers remorse, but still enough to contact the store, I asked if the Akesson was still available since it was on display but nowhere to be found on the website. Unfortunately, it was not. So I kept the other guitar, played the sh*t out of it and turned it into a real workhorse. In the meantime, I've bought a couple of others, but i was still looking for the Akesson one. Not finding it for my budget. A week ago I was browsing the net and I stumbled upon a guitar store in the Netherlands, which to my surprise, had the Akesson on their site, for a reasonable good price. I didn't pull the trigger right away. As a married man, and a professional buyer, I made up a very nice Word document with some pictures, a little price table with the links and all, and mailed that to the misses. Also as a professional buyer, she was quite surprised of my this-time approach. But she didn't say yes. The day after, we had a huge garage sale going on through the whole town, and I was selling a lot of my old toys. After a good day of sales, I counted the money, gave it to my wife to put on the bank and very fine I put in I had just about everything for that beautiful guitar from the dossier. After waiting for 4 long days (with a horrible long weekend in the middle) I found this package at the door (I hate it when delivery guys do that). Already abused it for over an hour and I completely love it. I got the Akerfeldt signature, and a SE 245, and well, this guitar is just a real powerfull instrument which makes a beautiful bridge in between. Love the birds!