First of all I'd like to thank Axl Rose for introducing Bucket to Les Paul's. Without him, this guitar would never have existed.
Finally after nearly a 6 month wait I picked up my Buckethead signature yesterday. Due to a major stuff up regarding customs, it's been sitting in a brokers warehouse for the last 7 days.
Within 5 minutes of unpacking the guitar I broke the high E string and my locking tuner jammed >
All fixed now, but that was the last thing I needed after waiting 6 months lol.
The first thing I've noticed is that the 27" scale is perfectly fine, and I don't have huge hands. If no one told me it was a larger scale and larger body I don't think I would have noticed the difference. That said, because of the higher tension strings it just feels easier to play than a standard scale for some reason.
Acoustically, the tone is amazing - the guitar resonates big time. I can even hear elements of Bucket's tone without plugging it in.
From what I can tell, the fit and finish is very good to excellent, certainly much better than I was expecting.
The intonation was out on 5 out of the 6 strings, but because it's a 24fret guitar setting the intonation was a snap. (check note at 24th fret, if flat shorten the string, if sharp lengthen the string)
I'm loving the blank fretboard, I've wanted one for years and it's just as good as I imagined.
Size comparison with an Ibanez RG;
The tone has a sweetness unlike any Les Paul's (or any electric guitar) I've played before. This is no doubt due to the 27" scale, you can really feel and hear the extra attack of the notes when you pick a string. The notes just seem to jump off the fretboard. I need to buy a new amp to do this guitar justice, the POD X3 and my practice amp are not worthy!