Man, this is a stunner! Beautifully flamed maple front, back, and sides, presented in wonderful condition. The Verythin is a nicely engineered guitar, with perhaps the thinnest body of any semi-hollow on the market. Compared to an ES-335 style, this guitar has a livelier acoustic tone and is a bit brighter plugged in as well. It has a very wide application – with the warmth of a full hollowbody or the bright, crisp tone of a solid body. One of the unique features of this guitar is the thinner body profile than conventional semi-hollowbody guitars. In addition, is has a hand-fitted solid spruce sustain block that does not use tone bars. These features reduce potential for feedback and accentuate the tonal punch and attack while preserving the guitar’s acoustic qualities. This model has its roots in the 1960 Hofner design, albeit with contemporary features: quality humbucking pickups, better tuners, and a trouble-free tuneomatic/stopbar tailpiece. It is bound top and back, as well as neck and headstock, with triple-bar fretboard inlays in pearl and red for that real German touch. All this plus, of course, drop-dead good looks and the flame on this one is really breathtaking. Even the case on this guitar is nice, with a brown alligator style covering with an arched top and a plush black interior. Appears to have seen very, very little playing time and it’s a shame since it plays with ease and sounds really nice. Just a super guitar with more versatility than most semi-hollows and a lot of axe for $529. Includes case.