Well, another 594 NGD. As the club President, I do from the Club By-Laws have an obligation to buy and review all new models for the Club Members. Very impressive guitar for the price!! Initial thoughts: Tuners, bridge, frets are reportedly the same Inlays are a plastic material, you don't really notice unless you are looking for that From the back, you can't really tell it is not a Core guitar, except the covers are a little different Neck Carve feels identical Pretty sure this is a Nitro finish, feels great The pickups sound pretty good! Sound good split as well The color is cool! Feels rock solid Thank goodness it doesn't come with a case, I am running out of places to put cases... Amazing that this guitar is less than half of the price of a Core one. PRS is going to sell GAZILLIONS of these! (I dropped it off with my tech for a setup with my favorite strings, so I won't see it again until next week.) I got it for where I learn stuff with the computer, when I do that I always at risk banging the body and headstock into the desk edge, and I don't want to ding one of the Core guitars. I would have gone for the Thinline, but I wanted the Pattern Vintage Neck Carve. Well done, PRS!!