This one showed up on GC the day after I swore here that I will buy nothing until I have saved for Falcon. Oh well, the universe punished me right away... so I welcome electromatic CVTIII to the family. Serial number puts the manufacturing date to September 2012. And there is not a scratch on the guitar, not even dust under the strings on the headstock. Zero wear on the frets. Where has it been for almost a decade? Has it ever been played? Doubtful. It's light 6 pounds 8 ounces. The pups are HOT. Bridge and middle 17.5, neck 15.6. There is only a 3 way switch so you can't blend the pups but as they are basically the same not sure how much that would make a difference. The body shape is such that if you play sitting down you have to move your hand more to the right to strum over the middle or bridge pups. What was nice surprise and not visible on the GC (or my) pics, is that the wood grain is nicely showing through the color. Its quite pretty.