RG1077XL finish. Here's a pic...
In terms of long scales and tone, the XL is a beauty... The extended scale allows you to have tighter string tension than usual on all strings (imagine a less floppy low-B), and as far as I can tell, it's got amazing sustain, but I'm not sure if that's due to the longer (and bigger) neck. However, the guitar IS heavier in weight than normal, so that might be the factor.
Bob, you're fighting a losing battle... go get it... :biggrin:
In standard tuning, (which is what I've tuned it to), playing it is almost like playing a normal 25.5" scale, except for the extra stretching... (which does take some getting used to). However, once you're used to this, your usual guitar will feel a tad small for your hands... :biggrin: