Just jokin' After a refreshing snowfall last night the UPS truck delivered my $139.91 Amazon purchase. It was ordered Jan. 1 when I think there were 10 in this blue burst finish available, down from about 290 a couple of weeks ago. The red finish was already gone when I ordered it and a few days later the remaining sunburst and black finishes were sold out too. OK, the pics, right? Sorry, the blue isn't showing all that well but you get the jest. It is a set neck btw. The back is a solid black, no burst pattern. The below pic shows that maybe the bone nut needs all the slots deepened. This has been a common complaint but generally it was that one or two of the slots needs deepening. It plays OK but just feels a little high. What do you folks think? Is there a way to measure what the height between the bottom of the strings and the fretboard should be like on this semi-hollow? I present you with this: Sorry for the quality of the pics. Some thoughts: Everything seems to work OK. The input must have a strong spring because it takes a little effort to get in and out but at least it won't fall out. Fret ends seem pretty smooth, which was a common complaint. However a common complaint is that the rosewood or faux rosewood or whatever it is dry, which is the case with this one, and that playing the guitar will turn your fingers black ... as has happened. Some dye is put on it to darken and I don't know if I should apply something to remove the dye or just let it disappear over time... and make sure to wash my hands after playing. what do you think? The tone and volume controls and pickup selector switch work very well. One complaint was that you could plainly see the interior wires through the F holes but you can't with mine unless you look very closely and at an angle. Intonation, surprisingly at least to me, seems pretty much spot on after letting the guitar acclimate but could be a tad better. The strings are junk ... which just about everybody has reported. But I have a set of GHS Burnished Nickel 10s I will try. The pickups sound ... OK. I really don't agree with these reviewers who claim they are wonderful. They are not bad, they don't seem muddy, but they just don't seem exciting or very warm. However for an under $140 beater guitar I will leave out on the stand they will work fine and after a change of strings and a pro setup I expect the guitar will sound a lot better. I still have the ceramic pickups I had taken out of my Ibanez AS73 but frankly I think the neck pickup sounds a little clearer on the Firefly. I will take it in to my guitar "guy" later this week to get his thoughts on it, especially about maybe having to charge me to deepen those slots. As I said I don't have the skill or the tools to do this myself. Btw, the guitar came double-boxed, also an improvement over some earlier runs in which the owners said their guitars came in one box and loosely packed. No candy but the guitar also came with a braided guitar cable, which I haven't tested, as well as an assortment of picks and a pick holder and neck wrench. You know, in my life I have owned hundreds, maybe thousands of picks, ... but I have never owned a pick holder. So now I do. Am I keeping it? I will see what my "guy" thinks how much money I will have to put into it. Sorry for being wordy but ... hey, that's me. I'd like to be frank with you folks ... but instead I will just be ralph.