So first impressions are mixed but generally positive. Guitar showed up in like new condition so that was a relief.
Stainless frets equal awesomeness! Smoooooooth!
Ebony fretboard is truly black. Also awesome!
Lo-Pro bridge is you guessed it, awesome! Flutters so easy and I don't bump it as much as my Edge trem.
Overall look is awesome.
Now some things I'm not so hot about.
These are minor gripes and really only stand out when you compare to what your perfect guitar might have.
The fretboard somehow doesn't feel nearly as thin as my S1220 even though specs are very similar. Kind of like my S1220 better in this regard, but it's also what I'm used to.
Getting some fret buzz on the lower strings around 3-4 fret and had to raise that side of the bridge a little more than I preferred. May need a fret level, but not sure who to use for that on my brand new to me Uppercut. Any suggestions?
The side markers are so small on the fretboard it's a bit tough to see them with all of the black everywhere. Also not having a 12th fret marker is a little tougher than I thought it would be. May see about getting some of those glow in the dark side markers and a 12th fret marker installed.
Not sure yet, but I think I like the DiMarzio Titans in my S1220 better than the Aftermaths. I know sacrilege right? Who could like a Dimarzio better than a Bare Knuckle? I just installed those about a month ago, so they are definitely not what I'm used to. Just sound better in side by side comparisons. The Aftermaths are hotter, but somehow still have a vintage sound that does not clean up very well. Harmonics are a little easier. I'm still playing with height and pole adjustments though so no final verdict yet. There's not a ton of difference in sound between the two guitars really, but the S1220 has a fatter sound that the Titans keep tight.
Only thing kind of disappointing is that it was not really too much of an upgrade over what I had. Oh well, I guess the grass is always greener on the other side.
Overall pretty awesome though so can't fault that.