Arrived a week or so ago, and is even prettier than in the photos that convinced me to buy it. Body was flawless prior to shipping, but it got a ding on the back of the guitar in transit. Nothing terrible, and the seller was cool about and refunded me $100, so not the end of the world.
Mahogany body with what appears to be a Koa top, though the seller listed it as flame maple. If it's flame maple, I've never seen another piece with this kind of grain. Either way, it's quite the pretty top, and I've never seen this finish on another 3120.
Rosewood fretboard, that was in dire need of a clean up when it got here. I've done some basic cleanup, and the fretboard is in good shape now. I'll be changing the pickups soon enough, so I didn't do a full disassemble and cleanup of the pickup and trem cavities (which both need it).
Neither of the pickups in the guitar are to my liking, and will both be replaced immediately:
Dimarzio tone zone in the bridge. I love the tone zone in my basswood RGs, but Mahogany's dark enough sounding as it is, and the tone zone just exacerbates it in my opinion. It's not horrible here, but I think I'm gonna give the Crunchlab a shot, or possibly a Lawrence XL-500 (have one in my RG520QS and love it).
Dimarzio megadrive in the neck. I'd never played a guitar with one of these in the neck position, and I'm not feeling it in this one. Dark and muddy, with very scooped mids. Cleans sound dull and lifeless and single note runs lack definition. Might sound good as a bridge pickup, or in a lighter sounding guitar, but I'm generally unimpressed with this p'up.
guitar that plays fantastically, and once I get the pickups swapped out, and order some replacement knobs from Rich I think I'll be in proper love. Now for some pics: